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Chance to view Kidderminster Library gallery plans
LIBRARY users and residents can view controversial new plans for changes to Kidderminster Library and its top floor gallery.
A display at the library, from today until Friday, shows plans for the layout of the new gallery and other changes to the library space, including new furniture for the history and photographic collections and changes to the computer and newspaper areas.
“Have your say” comment boxes are placed at the display and Worcestershire County Council officers will be available from 3.30pm until 5pm on Thursday.
Work has started today on the change of use plans which will see desks and offices replacing the top-floor gallery and a new arts space created on the building’s first floor.
A council spokesman said: “We will do our best to minimise disruption, carrying out the most disruptive work out of library opening hours wherever possible. However, selected areas of the library will have to be restricted at certain times to ensure the work can be carried out safely.
“No stock or historic items are being permanently removed from the library but some of these will have to be stored away for safety until the work is finished in June.”
Conservative councillor John Campion, cabinet member with responsibility for the libraries and learning service, said: “This is an exciting time of change for Kidderminster Library.
“I would encourage local people to come forward and take a look at the changes being made to this important facility.”