Withington Library is set to reopen to the public with new facilities, furnishings and extended opening hours.

The library will reopen on Monday 22 October, with activities on offer every weekday afternoon for children during the half-term week, from 2pm.

Following a substantial refurbishment, the library now boasts two new meeting rooms and extended areas for children and teenagers, plus new furniture, computers and book stock.

The project also involved extensive repair and maintenance work, including work to repair the building’s roof, a full redecoration, plus the installation of new and improved lighting and shelving.

The building, which is one of Manchester’s Carnegie libraries, first opened its doors in 1927 and at the age of 91, was in need of work to ensure that it can continue to serve future generations of Withington residents.

The library’s Wolfson children’s area – a welcoming space for children which offers free activities – has been extended during the refurb, with a new teenage area added, providing local young people with a comfortable space for studying.


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