LINDLEY Library is unveiling a new look this week.
Following extensive refurbishment work the Lidget Street library is the latest to become a Library and Information Centre.
A total of 25 centres are being developed across Kirklees.
They provide improved access to council services alongside library services.
But also being revealed to the public for the first time is Lindley's star attraction - a new reading garden.
Work started on creating the garden two months ago.
The idea was to transform the space next to the Library and Information Centre into a tranquil haven for readers wanting to escape the hassle of everyday life. It will include an area designed specifically for children and members of staff so that they can move their popular story sessions outside on fine days.
The garden has been funded by the Local Area Committee, the Library and Information Centres Project Board, and has had support from Armitages Garden Centre in Birchencliffe.
As a special treat on the launch day, visitors will also be able to meet author Sophie Hannah.
Sophie, a best-selling poet, novelist and children's writer, will be talking about her new book and answering questions.
The centre and garden will be officially opened at 3.30pm on Friday.