Refurbished library to open its doors

Skipton library will reopen its doors at 9.30am on Friday, 7 June, following its closure for refurbishment.

restocking the shelves at Skipton library

Visitors will find bright, modern, flexible facilities with space that increases opportunities for the library to host services and activities in a safe, easily accessible venue in the town centre.

County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “This refurbishment brings customers a range of benefits, not only in the form of excellent library facilities, but also a flexible space to allow the community to make best use of the venue.

“Along with the rest of the ground floor, the children’s area has benefited from a full makeover, providing an enticing space for children to explore, settle comfortably with a book and enjoy story times and other activities.

“I know many people have missed having the library available to them during the refurbishment and trust they will find the improvements we have made to their library have been worth the wait.”

Library staff and volunteers are looking forward to welcoming back previous customers and attracting new visitors to use the library space and facilities.

About £50,000 has been invested in the refurbishment, including £15,000 on new books.

An official opening event to celebrate the refurbishment is being planned for Monday, 1 July.

This story was published 3 June 2019