Library offers new space for young people

Morecambe Library.
Morecambe Library.
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Morecambe Library will close for up to eight weeks whilst it undergoes a £264,000 makeover.

The project, funded by Lancashire County Council, includes new facilities for the Young People’s Service, such as a small kitchen area 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 will also be an additional entrance to allow better access to the library from the car park.

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

Borrowers can return and borrow items from a temporary unit in the Arndale Centre from February 24.

During this time, Heysham Library will extend its opening hours by opening from 9am to 5pm on Wednesdays and 9am until 4pm on Saturdays.

The library will need to close for up to eight weeks from Thursday, February 20, while the work is being carried out.

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.

“The consultation period ended last week, with no objections from local people. So it’s great to see these plans will now be going ahead.”

For more information, phone Morecambe Library on 0845 053 0005 or email

Morecambe Library is part of Lancashire County Council’s library service.