STOCKTON Heath Library is set to reopen next month following a £195,000 redevelopment.

The project will have taken 12 weeks to complete when the Alexandra Road library opens to the public on Monday, September 2.

It is the first of the town’s libraries to benefit from Warrington Borough Council’s £1m library investment programme which has included full redecoration, a new kitchenette, a dementia friendly design and more flexible activity and event space.

During the closure period, LiveWire offered a reduced library service from Broomfields Leisure Centre in Appleton which will end on Saturday.

Councillor Tony Higgins, Warrington Borough Council’s cabinet member for leisure and community, said: "The re-opening of Stockton Heath Library is absolutely fantastic news for the community, who can look forward to a first-class, dementia-friendly facility, which is well-equipped to meet the needs of a wide range of people.

"We have made a commitment to build a sustainable future for our libraries, and I’m delighted that this is now coming to fruition.

"Our investment in Stockton Heath Library is part of our wider libraries modernisation programme, which will see us continuing to work with LiveWire, communities and partners to deliver a 21st century library service across the borough."

Emma Hutchinson, managing director of LiveWire, said: "We’d like to thank library users for their patience over the summer, while these hugely important and exciting redevelopment works have taken place.

"We can’t wait to open the doors to the redeveloped library, which will offer the people of Stockton Heath and surrounding areas a revitalised library service in a more fit-for-purpose building.

"Please come and check out the improvements made, support your library, and learn more about what your library can do for you."