A Swansea Valley library has re-opened.

The grand opening of Ystalyfera Community Library occurred on Monday, March 25.

Cllr Chris Williams, the mayor of Neath Port Talbot county borough, cut the official ribbon.

Other attendees included mayoress Debbie Rees, Sioned Williams MS, Plaid Cymru Member of Senedd for South Wales West, and Cllr Alun Llewelyn, the deputy leader of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. He is also the county councillor for the Ystalyfera ward.

The facility will be run by volunteers from Pathfinders Cymru.

The Ystalyfera-based organisation offers help and opportunities for families with a child or young person with learning disabilities.

One way they offer this support is through volunteer opportunities at the library.

Sioned Williams MS spoke on the library's reopening.

She said: "It was wonderful to see the library re-open in Ystalyfera, thanks to the incredible efforts by the Pathfinders Cymru team.

"Their work in supporting families with a disabled child is innovative, already appreciated by many in the area and now providing real volunteering opportunities for young people with learning disabilities."

In addition, she mentions that the facility will offer more than traditional services.

She said: "It’s clear that the library is more than just a book lending service, with its 3d printer and resource lending service, there is much to bring the community together."

Cllr Alun Llewelyn praised the initiative and said: "Congratulations to the volunteers and everyone involved for their hard work in renovating the community library at Ystalyfera.

"It’s great to see the shelves already full of brand new books, and with its link to the library services in Neath Port Talbot, locals will be able to order any book currently available through this service."

He added: "The hall and its new library is a real asset for the community, and I would like to extend my thanks to Ystalyfera Community Council, the Shared Prosperity Fund, National Lottery and Neath Port Talbot library services for their support in making this happen."

From April 8, the library will open to the public every Monday from 10.30am to 4pm, with books sourced from the Neath Port Talbot library service.