The Lamberhead Green Library has relocated to a new facility at Dean Trust Wigan following a public consultation.
The library reopened on Monday 16 May, with the relocation made possible through close collaboration between Wigan Council and colleagues at the Trust.
The library was previously located within the school but has now moved into a new building on the school grounds. Following the relocation, Wigan’s library service will continue to work closely with the school for the benefit of pupils and the wider community.
Councillor Chris Ready, portfolio holder for culture at Wigan Council, said: “This is a fantastic new location for Lamberhead Green Library which is beneficial to our usual library users and the pupils of Dean Trust Wigan.
“We have worked closely with the trust to ensure this facility meets the expectations of our residents and expands on the services which were previously available. Not only will this library serve our community as it has done for many years but it will now offer educational support and new opportunities to those still in education.”
James Haseldine, Executive Headteacher of the Dean Trust added: “We are delighted to be able to invest in a new community library with the council. This will allow us to work closely with Wigan Council and the wider community in promoting a love of reading and literacy that supports multigenerational education.”
The Trust is using the space previously occupied by the library as an Engagement Centre to support parents/carers in the school community. This is line with the Trust’s vision to helping children develop into confident, successful and responsible adults who are able to play an active part in society, regardless of their background or prior achievement.
The library reopened on Monday 16 May. It is open Monday to Wednesday between 10am until 2pm and Thursday to Friday 1pm until 5pm