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Date set for Lytham Library to reopen

Lytham Library will be reopened on Thursday 15 August by County Councillor Tim Ashton, who represents the local area.

The library, located in Lytham Assembly Rooms, on Dicconson Terrace, will be officially opened at 9am.

This will mark another milestone in Lancashire County Council’s flagship programme to reopen libraries, which closed in 2016.

County Councillor Ashton, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Lytham will soon have a library open once again.

“People in Lytham have really missed their library and I couldn’t be more pleased to be here to deliver on our commitment to reopen it.

“Libraries are a really important service for local communities and it is wonderful to see that so many have now reopened.

“They allow everyone, whatever their circumstances, the opportunity to access books and information on their doorstep.

“They are also places where people can meet, and all ages can interact and share interests, which means they also play a vital role in helping people to maintain their health and wellbeing.”

Following the closure of 26 of the county’s 73 libraries by the council over two years ago, a new administration was elected in May 2017, and decided to re-open as many libraries as possible.

A lease has been signed by Lancashire County Council to run the library at the town’s Assembly Rooms. The Assembly Rooms are let on a long lease to Lytham Town Trust.

Lytham will be the 17th library to be reopened by the council, with a further four reopened as independent community libraries.

With the planned reopening of Lytham Library, the opening times at Ansdell Library will be adjusted from Monday 15 July.

Its hours had previously been increased because of Lytham’s closure.

You can find out more about Lancashire County Council’s libraries by phoning 0300 123 6703, or at www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries

Anyone who lives in the UK can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person. Membership is free and there are no age restrictions.

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