Town library gets new home

Spalding library will move to a new location in town.

The library is set to vacate its two-storey Victoria Street location and relocate to the town’s Red Lion Quarter.

An agenda item for the July 24 Lincolnshire County Council Public Protection and Communities Scrutiny Committee states: “Preparation is now underway for GLL [Greenwich Leisure Ltd] to move provision of the library service from its current location to more modern premises, with shared facilities within the Red Lion Quarter.”

The write-up states the move will help to get more people in and will diversify the offerings to library users.

The report continues: “This move demonstrates an investment in the service and town by GLL and comes at no cost to the council.

“The benefits will include increased footfall to this building and surrounding businesses and the intended coffee bar would encourage social interaction and cohesion.

“The new look and feel will appeal to a wider audience and therefore it is anticipated that the service will benefit from an increase in service users; not only from the local area, but from users of the Boston College building.”

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