The refurbishment of Malton library is to begin next week to provide a more up-to-date and flexible space, offering a better service to its visitors.
The improvements by North Yorkshire County Council will include a new-look children’s library, new books for all ages and a new IT and study area.
Until recently Malton library attracted more than 1,000 visitors each week. The library is currently operating a reduced service as a Covid-secure site but it is hoped the refurbishment will bring in even more people, once it is safe to do so.
Councillor Lindsay Burr, member for Malton, said: “Malton Library is a very well-used community facility, and I am delighted to see that this important work is at last taking place. The improvements will benefit so many residents in the area, and will ensure the library is a relevant space for the 21st century.”
County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, added: “This refurbishment will bring a range of benefits to customers, not only in excellent library facilities but also a flexible space to allow the community to make best use of the venue. It will increase opportunities for the library to host drop-in services and activities in the future at a safe, easily accessible venue in the town centre.”
The library will close at 4pm on Friday, September 4, and is scheduled to reopen in late October. Customers will be able to borrow additional books to cover the closure period and arrangements have been made to continue home library service deliveries.
The nearest alternative libraries are Norton HIVE Community Library and Pickering Library. Customers can browse, reserve and renew items and access their library account online and can borrow e-books, magazines and audiobooks for free.
For help during the closure please contact the library by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01609 534565 or 01609 533878.