A TOTTENHAM library reopened last week to show off its £1 million facelift.

Coombes Croft Library, in High Road, Tottenham, has benefited from £1m investment which included a much-needed extension and a revamp of the front of the building.

The renovation also uncovered the hidden Moselle Brook which runs underneath the building.

A glass viewing panel has now been fitted so visitors can see the water feature when they walk in the library.

The funding, from the Big Lottery Fund, means the library is one of the most up-to-date libraries in London, helping to put aside that it won't be one of those to be closed as local authorities struggle to make savings.

Councillor Dilek Dogus, cabinet member for adult and community services, said: "This work has transformed Coombes Croft. It's a fantastic library for local people. We want it to become a focus for the local community - a place where groups can meet.

"We're very grateful to the Big Lottery Fund for their very generous grant which has meant that this work could go ahead."

Coombes Croft is home to a number of community organisations such as the Coombes Croft Choir which meets at the library on Thursday evenings.

Choir mistress Diana Matthis said: "We have only been going a few weeks but it's going really well so far.

"Anyone is welcome. We just think it is a good idea and a great place to bring people together, because we are a community here."