A LOCAL children’s library is the latest to get funding for renovation and improvements..

Barnsley Libraries has secured over £60,000 from the Libraries Improvement Fund to invest in a new-look Wombwell Children's Library

A spokesperson said: “Barnsley Libraries has received £65,470 to revamp Wombwell Children’s Library, enabling us to expand and improve the space to offer even better activities for our children and young people.

“This marks the third time Barnsley Libraries has secured funding through this national scheme, demonstrating our commitment to investing in the future of our community libraries.

Previous rounds of the Libraries Improvement Fund has seen refurbishment at Dodworth Library, making it greener and more sustainable, and getting a ‘digital boost’.

The ‘Digital Boost’ project saw improvements to digital connectivity and infrastructure across local libraries..

Improvements have been made at six library branches, with Mapplewell and Staincross Library set to become the latest to benefit.

Anna Hartley, Cabinet Spokesperson for Public Health and Communities, said: “It is great to see all of Barnsley Libraries’ hard work being recognised with another successful application to the Libraries Improvement Fund. I’m excited to see what’s next for Wombwell Children’s Library thanks to this funding, creating more opportunities for children and young people to fall in love with their local library.”