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Kidderminster and Redditch libraries reopening next week

Kidderminster Library
Kidderminster Library
Published Thursday, 8th March 2018

Two libraries undergoing a programme of improvement works in preparation for the co-location of Jobcentre Plus will reopen next week.

Kidderminster and Redditch Libraries have been closed for just over two weeks to allow for the completion of essential building work.

Kidderminster will reopen on Monday (12) and Redditch on Wednesday (14).

As a result of the works, the libraries will see improvements made to interior space, including new furniture layouts, carpets and decoration.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: "These two libraries are a vital resource in their communities so we know people will be delighted that they are both reopening next week.

"Library users will notice improvements which will hopefully make their visit even more enjoyable than it was previously."

The works at Kidderminster and Redditch libraries has been in direct response to the National One Public Estate Programme which seeks to deliver efficiencies through better use of public property and enables funds to be used for frontline services.

While Kidderminster Library and Redditch Library are both closed, customers can access services at nearby libraries in Bewdley, Stourport, Woodrow and Alvechurch. Customers can also join the library, renew loans, search the catalogue, make reservations, download e-books and audio books and access online reference sources on the Libraries and Learning website at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/librariesandlearning

It is also possible to speak Libraries and Learning staff by calling the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 822722 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or the 24-hour automated renewal system on the same number.