New chapter for revamped library

29 Feb 2024 10:25
Published by: Scott Callan

Entertainment: The family fun day was a hit (Photo credit: Bolton Council)

BOLTON’S Central Library re-opened following its £4.43million facelift with a day of family fun.

Visitors flocked to see its new-look and facilities and were treated to a range of entertainment and activities.

They included the Compact Disco, Octagon story telling sessions, History Explorers sessions and a chance to meet Lofty the Lion.

The renovation has been backed by the government’s Towns Fund and new library is home to an expanded children’s area, improved social spaces, updated digital facilities and the new Café Crescent.

Student from the University of Bolton’s special effects department have created some special models for the new children’s library – from Paddington Bear to The Hungry Caterpillar.

Small businesses are also being supported in the Build A Business area that will deliver workshops, events and one to one advice sessions to help support new businesses and entrepreneurs.

Akhtar Zaman, Bolton Council’s deputy leader, said: “The newly renovated Central Library is a spectacular space that will not only attract people to the centre, but also be a valuable resource for residents moving into our new residential developments.

“With Moor Lane just a short walk away, alongside a transformed market, the new Elizabeth Park, and the upcoming Wellsprings innovation hub, this is a very exciting time for this area of Bolton.”

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