Council staff have had to carry out repairs to the ‘Little Library’ - a miniature wooden house containing a small collection of books - at Solitude Park in Banbridge after it was damaged by vandals.
The Little Libraries initiative, a ‘novel’ way of reducing the amount of perfectly good second-hand books that are thrown away, was only launched by the council in four local parks on October 20.
Speaking to the Leader on Monday, a council spokesman said: “The Little Libraries box in Solitude Park has received minor damage to the door. This will be repaired by the council today.”
Condemning the vandalism, UUP Cllr Glenn Barr said: “I condemn this type of behaviour, which serves to destroy positive community engagement.
“If anyone has any information regarding this vandalism please contact either elected reps or the PSNI on 101.”