Stockton Heath Library is to reopen on Monday September 2 following a 12-week, £195,000 redevelopment – that includes dementia friendly design throughout and more flexible activity and events spaces.
The library, on Alexandra Road, is the first of the town’s libraries to benefit from Warrington Borough Council’s £1m library investment programme.
During the closure period, LiveWire offered a reduced library service from Broomfields Leisure Centre in Appleton. This temporary service will cease on Saturday 17 August ahead of the reopening of Stockton Heath.
Cllr Tony Higgins, Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Community, said: “The re-opening of Stockton Heath Library is absolutely fantastic news for the community, who can look forward to a first-class, dementia friendly facility, which is well-equipped to meet the needs of a wide range of people.
“We have made a commitment to build a sustainable future for our libraries, and I’m delighted that this is now coming to fruition. Our investment in Stockton HeathLibrary is part of our wider libraries modernisation programme, which will see us continuing to work with LiveWire, communities and partners to deliver a 21st century library service across the borough.”
Emma Hutchinson, Managing Director of LiveWire, said: “We’d like to thank library users for their patience over the summer, while these hugely important and exciting redevelopment works have taken place.
“We can’t wait to open the doors to the redeveloped library, which will offer the people of Stockton Heath and surrounding areas a revitalised library service in a more fit-for-purpose building.
“Please come and check out the improvements made, support your local library, and learn more about what your library can do for you!”
For more information on LiveWire’s libraries, please visit www.livewirewarrington.co.uk