|Transforming Aspull Library
ASPULL Library is set to be transformed with a £200,000 makeover.
The remodelling of the site on Oakfield Crescent will see modern furniture and shelving, enhanced internet access, a refurbished children’s library with improved access, self service facilities, a new on-site nursery and a new programme of children centre and extended schools events.
Due to the refurbishment the library will temporarily close on Tuesday 13 April for six weeks.
Wendy Heaton, from Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust’s Library Service, said: “We’d like to apologise for any short term disruption and remind users that they can still access services at other libraries in the borough.
“Library services have seen tremendous changes over the last few years. They are places where you can now find a host of activities for young and old, internet access and training.
“This investment will create a purpose built facility fit for the 21st century.”
The building work is being funded by Wigan Council’s Children and Young People’s Service. The remodelling will incorporate a children’s centre service offering support for parents and children under five years of age.
Samin Vohra, Area Co-ordinator for the Children and Young People’s Service, said: “This a very exciting development. We are looking forward to families accessing these fantastic new services in Aspull. There will be plenty of activities available from the children's centre for children aged 0-5 while services for older children will be run through the extended schools programme.
“Look out for the first newsletter which will tell you all about the Children Centre team who you can contact for further information.”
The library has been scheduled to re-open its doors in early June.