A LOCAL library is set to be the seventh branch in the borough to receive a makeover.

Mapplewell and Staincross Library will close on Wednesday as part of the Libraries Refurbishment Programme and is due to re-open in mid-June.

The makeover will increase library space and enhance the existing children’s area as well as create spaces for work and study. The library will also get new carpets and more comfortable seating.

As with the previous refurbishments, Barnsley Libraries will be offering extra support to those who need it during the closure. If you can’t get to any other library in the area, you can join the Home Library Service for free and have books delivered to your doorstep. The nearest alternative library is Roundhouse Library.

Anna Hartley, Executive Director for Public Health and Communities, said: “We understand the importance of local libraries to our communities, and we remain committed to creating welcoming and exciting spaces where people can meet, learn, study and work.

“Located at the village hall, Mapplewell and Staincross Library is one of our busiest branches and we are excited about being able to make the existing offer even better to local residents.”

You can view the plans for the makeover at the library, and if you have any questions or feedback, you can contact libraries service at barnsleylibraryenquiries@barnsley.gov.uk.

Mapplewell and Staincross Library refurbishment is part-funded by Barnsley Council’s Principal Towns and Local Centres programme, with an additional £100,000 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.