27 June 2012

Northamptonshire County Council’s Wellingborough Library will be closed for two weeks in July to allow building work to take place.

The library will be closed from 2nd to 15th July to allow a new roof and energy efficient heating and lighting to be installed. It will reopen on Monday 16th July.

During these two weeks customers can still renew their books online at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk by following the link ‘renew my library book’, or by visiting any other library in the county.

The refurbishment, which also includes repainting and replacement glazing to some windows, started on 11th June and will be completed in early August.

County council cabinet member for customer services Councillor Heather Smith said: “Wellingborough Library is overdue a facelift, the roof has leaked for some years now and despite minor repairs has continued to be a problem. The work taking place over the summer will ensure the library is not only watertight but is also much warmer for customers in the winter.

“Most of the work can take place while the library is open, but it will be closed from 2nd to 15th July. Don’t forget that you can visit any of the other 35 libraries in the county and you can renew your items online too.

“I’d also like to thank everyone for their patience, the work taking place will really improve the experience for the 4,200 customers who visit the library every week.”

For more information about the library service visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/libraries