Temporary move for Keynsham Library
By JoannaPazucha | Sunday, June 24, 2012, 20:27
Keynsham Library will be closing and temporarily moving to opposite the Leisure Centre as part of Bath & North East Somerset Council's plans to regenerate the town centre.
Keynsham Library is moving
The library will be closed for a week from Monday, June 25 while everything is being moved. This temporary facility will open on Monday, July 2.
During the week of the closure, Saltford Library will be open for longer on normal opening days; 9.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm. It will be closed on Wednesday as normal.
The temporary address for Keynsham Library is:
Riverside, Temple Street (Opposite Keynsham Leisure Centre), Keynsham, BS31 1LA.
The new opening hours are:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:30
June Brassington, council library services manager, said, "All the current library facilities and services will remain the same, including computers, DVD's for hire, a seating area and space for events like Baby Bounce and Rhyme. We also hope to install free Wi-Fi during the summer."
The current library building will be demolished at the end of the summer to make way for a new civic building, shops, library, one stop shop, town square and market area.
Councillor David Dixon (Lib-Dem, Oldfield), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said, "The relocation of Keynsham library is a positive sign that Bath & North East Somerset Council's proposals to regenerate the town centre are going according to plan. Although the space available in the new location is smaller, all existing library facilities and services remain the same.
"The Council has also taken this opportunity to listen to local people about what times of day that they most want Keynsham Library open. As a result, we will be opening earlier."
To find out more about the regeneration of Keynsham visit, www.bathnes.gov.uk/keynshamregen which includes a fly-through of the proposals. Alternatively, there is a three page spread about the project in the Spring edition of Connect Magazine –www.bathnes.gov.uk/magazine