WIGAN rugby legend Billy Boston was the VIP guest as a series of events marked the new location of Hindley Library.
At the heart of the relocated facility on in Hindley Day Centre in First Avenue, there is also a new cafe Chapter One.
Its introduction by Wigan Council’s People’s Services aims to provide work-related experience to adults with learning difficulties to enable them to gain skills, grow in self-confidence and gain greater independence.
In order to maintain as much provision as possible the new-look library service has reduced costs by altering some opening hours at some premises and relocating and co-locating others.
Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust’s head of Libraries, Rchard Bealing, said: “We’ve had a lot of positive reaction to relocation. And it is already proving a hit with 5,000 visiting it in January alone.”