The new year will bring a new look for an important part of Bolton’s Central Library.
The Children’s Library, which is situated in the main library on Le Mans Crescent, is set to have a total refurbishment.
In response to comments and consultation with children and young people, improvements will include an under fives' area with picture book tunnels, a children’s area with a reading hideaway and bean bags and a teenagers’ space with computers and funky seating
Children will still be able to borrow books as the main library will have a small collection available whilst work is ongoing. Young people can also access computer facilities and a wider range of resources at the other public libraries in Bolton during this period.
The Children’s Library will close at 4pm on Thursday, December 31 and reopen on Monday, February 8, 2010.
Breightmet Library is also undergoing work in the new year, to its flooring.
The library will close on Monday, January 4 and reopen on Monday, February 8, 2010.
A collection of adult and children’s books will be available for loan during usual library opening hours, except Saturdays, in the atrium of Breightmet Health Centre during this period.
Breightmet residents can also access computer facilities and a wider range of resources at the other public libraries in the borough, including nearby Withins Neighbourhood Library.
Executive Member for Adult and Community Services, Councillor Elaine Sherrington, said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during this work. However, the end result will undoubtedly be a welcome improvement for library visitors.”