Library turns over new leaf

Morecambe Library.
Morecambe Library.

Book lovers will now be able to enjoy enhanced new facilities at Morecambe Library.

The library has been closed since the end of February whilst it underwent a £264,000 makeover.

It reopened on Tuesday, May 27.

The project, funded by Lancashire County Council, includes a new kitchen area for the Young People’s Service where young people can learn about preparing food.

Other improvements include new lighting, shelving and flooring, as well as disabled access to a small community garden area.

There is now an additional entrance to allow better access to the library from the car park.

The library meeting room has been upgraded to include a new kitchen area for community groups and local organisations to use, together with new public toilets and baby changing facilities.

Marcus Johnstone, cabinet member for environment, planning and cultural services said: “We’re pleased to be providing new facilities for young people in the centre of Morecambe.

“The remodelling will give the Young People’s Service their own area in the library, reducing the need to open up the rest of the library outside of normal opening hours.”

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