Worsbrough Library reopens with a Mayor ribbon-cutting ceremony, inviting the community to rediscover the joy of libraries

Worsbrough Library proudly celebrated its official reopening, marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted by the Mayor of Barnsley, Cllr Mick Stowe, on Friday, May 10, 2024. With great excitement, the library extends a warm invitation to all community members to explore the revitalised space and indulge in its treasure trove of literary wonders and activities.

The library's transformation reflects a commitment to providing a vibrant and inclusive hub for lifelong learning, creativity, and connection.

"We are thrilled to celebrate the reopening of Worsbrough Library, a beloved cornerstone of our community," said Councillor Mick Stowe, the Mayor of Barnsley. "Libraries are more than just buildings; they are sanctuaries for learning and imagination. I encourage everyone to visit and experience the magic within these walls."

Phil Hollingsworth, Service Director of Communities, also expressed excitement about the library's reopening and stressed the profound impact such spaces have on community wellbeing. “Libraries play a crucial role in promoting social cohesion and mental wellbeing; they offer a sanctuary for learning, relaxation, and social interaction. Worsbrough Library's reopening is an opportunity for local people to access the offer where they live. Our team has worked tirelessly to create a welcoming and dynamic space where people can learn, connect, and grow."

From avid readers to curious minds of all ages, Worsbrough Library has a wealth of resources and activities to enrich every visitor's experience. Whether seeking the latest bestseller, delving into local history, or joining engaging programs and events, there is something for everyone to discover and enjoy. In addition to its extensive collection of books and multimedia resources, Worsbrough Library offers a range of amenities, including comfortable reading areas, high-speed internet access, and dedicated spaces for children and teens. The library also serves as a hub for various educational and cultural initiatives, fostering a sense of belonging among residents.

This renovation was supported by funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the Barnsley Council Libraries Refurbishment Fund.

For more information about Worsbrough Library, including operating hours, upcoming events, and membership details, please visit barnsley.gov.uk/libraries.

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