Beeston is the latest library in South Leeds set to be converted into a community hub, following Dewsbury Road, St George’s Middleton and Hunslet.
Council officers have allocated £355,000 to upgrade the building and refit it so that it can provide a range of Council services. The refit will include new carpets, heating system, windows and a reconfigured entrance. New shelving and a new children’s area will upgrade the library service, whilst two new enquiry rooms will be created, space for public access computers and and accessible toilet will also be provided.
A start date for the works has been set, but the library will have to close whilst the works are carried out.
Cllr Angela Gabriel (Beeston & Holbeck) told the Yorkshire Evening Post
“It will be fabulous. The library in Beeston has always been well-used, but people have always had to go down to the community hub at Dewsbury Road in order to access services.
“If you live in Beeston, this will be a really good asset for people to come to and get any services they are able to get from a one stop centre. Once it is open, we will be able to have a good mix of things on in there.”
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