Library to close until next year

Haydock Library.
Haydock Library.

THATTO Heath Library is to close for the rest of the year to undergo a large scale refurbishment.

The Thatto Heath Road library will shut at noon on Saturday (October 1).

Work is taking place to create a high-tech community facility for residents.

New technology being installed at the library includes a wi-fi network, 29 PCs, including 12 Apple Macs, as well as special children’s laptops and three plasma screens.

The total refurbishment will also feature new lighting, dedicated children’s and teens areas and a multi-functional community room for adult learning courses.

Council bosses say it is unlikely the library will re-open this year.