Wigan library facility moves to a new home

A Wigan library has moved home – but only by a few dozen yards.

The Lamberhead Green library has relocated from one part of Dean Trust Wigan at Orrell to another on the same site following public consultation.

The move was made possible through close collaboration between the council and colleagues at the trust.

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Lamberhead Library in its new location.

It was previously located within the school but is now in a new building within the grounds.

Coun 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."Not only will this library continue to serve our community but it will now offer educational support and new opportunities to those still in education.”

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James Haseldine, executive headteacher of the Dean Trust said: “We are delighted to be able to invest in a new community library with Wigan Council.

"This will allow us to work closely with the council and the wider community in promoting a love of reading and literacy that supports multigenerational education.”

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The Trust is using the space previously occupied by the library as an engagement centre to support parents and 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.The library is open Monday to Wednesday between 10am and 2pm and Thursday to Friday from 1pm until 5pm.