Bamber Bridge library is back open after two years

Posted on - 14th December, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Politics, Preston News
The key to Bamber Bridge library - they've got a big lock on the door!
The key to Bamber Bridge library – they’ve got a big lock on the door!

Bamber Bridge library has reopened after being closed for two years.


The building in Station Road was due to be taken on by a Scouts group but Lancashire County Council pulled out of the deal.

The Conservative-led administration promised in its manifesto to re-open libraries across the county which had been closed by the previous Labour administration.

County councillor Barrie Yates reopened the library, which has 4,000 books, on Tuesday (11 December).

Cllr Yates said: “Libraries are one of the most important services we deliver, and they are very highly valued by Lancashire’s communities.

“People in Bamber Bridge have really missed their library over the past two years and I couldn’t be more pleased to be here to deliver on our commitment to reopen it.

“Libraries allow everyone, whatever their circumstances, to be able to access books and information on their doorstep.

“They’re also somewhere that people can meet, and all ages can interact and share interests, which means they also play a vital role in helping people to maintain their health and wellbeing.”

Read more: All the new opening hours for Preston and South Ribble libraries

The county council said at the moment there’s no Internet or computer access at the library, but they hope to turn it on soon.

Bamber Bridge library opening hours

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 1pm-7pm
Wednesday – 9am-1pm
Thursday – Closed
Friday – 1pm-5pm
Saturday – 9am-1pm
Sunday – Closed

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