Changes are afoot for our Library Services in Bolton but this time for the better. Bolton Central Library is to open on Sundays and Bank Holidays from next month.
The librabry and museum on Le Mans Crescent will open on Easter Monday and April 9th and the again on April 15th. It will then open every Sunday from then on between the hours of 10am and 4pm as well as the other 4 bank holidays throughout the year.
This comes following a review of Library Services where Bolton Council pledged to increase the library opening hours from 60 to 65 per week and to include Sundays and certain bank holidays.
This is great news for Bolton as the Library shares the building with Bolton Museum, this will also be open and the general public will have access to a whole host of things to do in Bolton.
In 2009 a pilot scheme took place that saw the Library open for four Sundays in August which coincided with the Iron Man competition and the Victorian Street market.
In addition to this extended opening, the Museum at Hall I’th wood will open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am-3pm from April 3rd. Smithills Hall will also increase its opening hours
Don’t forget that in local areas where your library may have closed down, these have been replaced by ‘Self Service’ collection points with a round 800 books at each site and are open 5 days per week. You can also get free internet access and order books from Boltons collection.
For more information about the extended opening hours, visit the Bolton Council website
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