A library group has emerged from the “dark ages” to the tech era with a newly revamped website.

Friends of Weymouth Library (FOWL), a volunteer group which raises the library’s budget and profile, has officially launched its online portal for residents.

With the help of the library’s resident Digital Champion David Smith the group now has a shiny new website where upcoming events and library news will be shared.

Group coordinator Susan Baillie said: “A knight in shining armour, David Smith rescued us from the dark ages. For a long time, we were aware we needed a e-presence and David has done us proud.”

David, who works as a volunteer IT expert in the library assisting the public with their online and computer queries, will now manage the site for the group.

At an official web launch for library users and residents David projected web pages from the site on screen and impressed the audience with its simplicity and effectiveness.

Susan said: “For us it a step in the right direction, to be honest I can’t believe it is finally up and running. I think in order for the friends group to support the library properly we need to be in the modern world to some extent.”

“We make quite a visible difference in the library, often because we are running events, which means more people come into the library. The money we raise from events supplies things which the normal library budget cannot stretch to.”

A recent book sale raised over £385- money which will go towards library essentials as well as fun events such as the upcoming Harry Potter night of Hogwarts fun.

FOWL are keen to hear your feedback on their website via email or online comments. For those not online, full details of events can be found on the noticeboard.