Bigger, brighter library heading for Bourton

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BOOKWORMS in Bourton will benefit when the village library moves into a bigger, brighter home in September.

The library is moving the short distance from its current premises at the youth centre building, to a new community hub which is being created at the former Moore Cottage Hospital.

New equipment including a self-service machine will be available and the newly re-decorated building will provide a much bigger space for library users to get lost in a good book and utilise a wider range of services on offer.

The move will also mean parents and their young children can enjoy the popular Baby Bounce and Rhyme classes and storytime sessions and allows the library to hold more events and activities.

Councillor Dorcas Binns, cabinet member for public health and communities said: “The move into a newer, bigger, and brighter home where everyone will have much more space to enjoy the services we offer is very positive.

“The self-service machine is a great new addition and the Baby Bounce and Rhyme classes which are popular at other county libraries can now be offered in Bourton. I hope lots of people in the area pay a visit to the new library soon.”

As previously reported, Bourton Parish Council is taking over the running of the site which was bought by Gloucestershire County Council last March and will also include a new parish council office, police hub, a community cafe and activity area.

Work is progressing well to convert the listed part of the building into the new community centre along with two flats.

Bourton county councillor Paul Hodgkinson said: “The new community hub is very exciting for everyone in the area as it brings together a number of services like the library, parish council and health services in one place.

“The community has been working on this for some time so to it see it come together in a newly-renovated facility which looks fantastic, is great news.”

The final day that the library will operate at the youth centre building will be Wednesday, August 27 and it will re-open in the new location on Wednesday, September 3 and will operate the same opening hours.

It will be closed for just two days when it would normally be open on Friday, August 29 and Tuesday, September 2.

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