Chipping Camden Library is to close for a month as “exciting” developments take place.

The library on High Street will be closed for four weeks from Monday, February 14, as work begins on a new Innovation Lab.

Vinyl will be put down in the new Lab area and electrical installations will be carried out, ahead of the grand opening later this year.

Gloucestershire County councillor Dave Norman, cabinet member for libraries, is thrilled to see work begin.

He said: “This closure will allow us to undertake wide-ranging improvements at Chipping Campden Library so I’m very grateful for everyone’s patience while this is carried out.

“It’s exciting to know work will be starting on another Innovation Lab in our library network to provide access for people in the Cotswolds. The improvement work will also give the library a whole new look and feel with upgraded facilities and new features, which I’m sure customers will enjoy.”

Innovation Labs are currently available at Coleford and Gloucester libraries, offering digital design equipment and technical expertise to boost skills and employability.

Various work will also be undertaken to improve the rest of the library.

The floors will be completely recarpeted, and the walls repainted.

The existing shelving will be upgraded while new furniture will be installed to provide extra seating.

There will also be two new wall installations in the children’s library, a “rural” style graphic and an interactive sensory wall complete with different materials and textures for younger children.

The library will remain closed until March 14.

During this time click and collect services will be unavailable however pop-up library sessions will be run at Chipping Campden Town Hallcon the following dates:

  • Friday February 18 – 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday February 26 – 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday March 2 – 10am to 1pm

At all other times, people are encouraged to use the nearest available library, in Moreton-in-Marsh.