STOCKTON Heath Library is set to close for 12 weeks from June 1 as part of a £200,000 redevelopment.

The library, on Alexandra Road, is the first in Warrington to benefit from Warrington Borough Council’s library investment programme.

This will include dementia friendly designs, more fit-for-purpose facilities, replaced lighting, redecoration, flexible activity spaces, a kitchenette, improved access and space for third party organisations.

Emma Hutchinson, managing director of LiveWire, said: “We are hugely excited that work is to begin on the £200,000 redevelopment of Stockton Heath Library.

“From more flexible spaces to dementia friendly design, these ambitious plans are an example of what can be achieved when partner organisations and the community work together to help build a sustainable future for our libraries.

“We thank everyone in advance for their patience during the redevelopment of Stockton Heath Library, which we know will be rewarded with a much-improved library service for the people of Stockton Heath and surrounding areas.”

During the closure period, LiveWire will be offering a reduced library service from Broomfields Leisure Centre, on Broomfields Road in Appleton.

This will take place on Mondays from 10am-12pm, Tuesdays from 4-6pm, Fridays from 10am-12pm and Saturdays from 10am-1pm.

During these sessions library users can return books, collect reservations and choose from a limited selection of books to borrow.

Reservations will also be available to collect from any other LiveWire library in Warrington.

Library staff are aiming to have a strong presence at various community events throughout the summer, promoting the new library service which is set to re-open in September.