A LOCAL library celebrated its official reopening on Friday following a refurbishment.

The Mayor Coun Mick Stowe conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and residents are invited to explore the revitalised space.

"We are thrilled to celebrate the reopening of Worsbrough Library, a beloved cornerstone of our community," said Coun Stowe.

"Libraries are more than just buildings; they are sanctuaries for learning and imagination. I encourage everyone to visit and experience the magic within these walls."

Phil Hollingsworth, Service Director of Communities, also expressed excitement about the library's reopening and stressed the profound impact such spaces have on community wellbeing.

“Libraries play a crucial role in promoting social cohesion and mental wellbeing; they offer a sanctuary for learning, relaxation, and social interaction. Worsbrough Library's reopening is an opportunity for local people to access the offer where they live. Our team has worked tirelessly to create a welcoming and dynamic space where people can learn, connect, and grow."

The refurbished library offers a range of amenities, including comfortable reading areas, high-speed internet access, and dedicated spaces for children and teens. The library also serves as a hub for various educational and cultural initiatives.

This renovation was supported by funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the Barnsley Council Libraries Refurbishment Fund.

For more information about Worsbrough Library, including operating hours, upcoming events, and membership details, you can visit barnsley.gov.uk/libraries.