Improvements to local libraries are progressing well.
Improvements to local libraries are progressing well.

The latest phase in a £1.4 million improvement package for libraries across Rotherham is continuing to move forward.

Work has now been completed at Mowbary Gardens, Kimberworth and Kiveton Park and improvements have started at Greasbrough. Work started at Thorpe Hesley on 9th February and will get underway at Wickersley from 22nd February and at Dinnington from 4th March.

All 15 libraries across the borough are set to benefit from the scheme including Kiveton Park Library which has received over £200,000 investment to create a Community Hub housing both the library service and the Council’s Early Help Team.

The building received a full refurbishment including new office facilities, new Library furniture and shelving, a new meeting room, public toilet, fully equipped catering style kitchen, carpets and shelving and a new kitchen.

Cllr Sarah Allen, Member for Cleaner, Greener Communities said:

“It’s great to see the work that is being carried out to improve libraries across Rotherham. Local communities and library users will be able to benefit from these improvements going forward as we look to come through the current Covid-19 pandemic.

“Libraries are an integral part of our neighbourhoods and it’s important that we create a library service that is responsive to community needs across the borough.”

The building improvements are part of Rotherham Council’s Libraries Capital Improvement Programme

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