New community library opens in Spilsby

Customers will be able to borrow books as well as buying bags of shopping after the opening of a community library inside a food store in Spilsby.

Lincolnshire County Council has handed over the responsibly of running 30 libraries to the community. One of these is Spilsby Library, which closed in its previous home in West End Villas last autumn, and is now being run by Lincolnshire Co-op.

A new library has been created inside the food store in the town's Post Office Lane.

An area of the store which was previously used as warehouse space has been transformed into the library through the £30,000 project.

Facilities include a self-service machine, a stock of thousands of books including fiction, non-fiction and large print titles, a children's section, a seating area and two People's Network computers.

The library will be open from 9am until 5pm from Monday to Friday and from 9am until 1pm on Saturdays, with borrowers able to use the self-service facilities.

Additionally, a team of 14 volunteers will support the library at various times during the week, including Monday, Tuesday and Saturday mornings, plus both morning and afternoon sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays.