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Phase 2

Phase 2

   We are now into Phase 2 of the refurbishment project and everything is going well. Library staff worked hard to move all the book stock around into the new shelving area. The main library entrance at the front of the building is closed whilst work continues in this...

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Phase 1 nearing completion

Phase 1 nearing completion

  Phase 1 is now nearing completion! All of the shelving is now installed and walls are fully painted. Next will be a transition week, with the relocation of the PCs into their new locations beginning on Tuesday. Unfortunately this means that there will be disruption...

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Mid October update

Mid October update

Last week, worktops have been installed in the old café area, ready for the PCs to be relocated. This area is now being painted this week. The full area from the old teenage area down to the café bar has been repainted and looks so much fresher in a pale grey. The...

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Going into week 2

Going into week 2

The wall has now been brought down between where the children’s area used to be and the meeting room next door to it. This open space will be the new children’s area. Work begins this week on installing cabling and data points for the new locations of PCs which will...

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Week 1 of the refurb project

Week 1 of the refurb project

      Work began on Monday 18th September on the Widnes library refurbishment project. The ground floor area from the old café bar to the teen area is currently closed off to the public whilst builders are on site. The first week has been a productive week, with all...

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Preparation completed

Preparation completed

Preparations are now complete ahead of the refurbishment project beginning next week. Library staff have worked their socks off to pack half of the library up into boxes. If you visit Widnes library this week, you may see many empty shelves in the children, teen and...

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Welcome to our blog

Welcome to our blog

Commencing Monday 18th September, Widnes Library will undergo refurbishment works.  This is part of a council-wide asset review in order to maximise spaces within council buildings and minimise the amount the council spends on rent each year. This will also give us...

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