BOOKWORMS in Alcester are wasting no time getting to grips with the latest reads after the town’s new library opened its doors.
The library has joined Alcester Town Council and the Roman Museum at their base in Globe House on Priory Road.
Contractors have spent the last four months transforming the former Stratford District Council offices with designers creating a modern space where visitors can access digital services and learning.
The new library will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Staff will also be on hand on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm and people can borrow/return books as well as having computer, photocopying and printing access from 1pm to 4pm.
The museum will be open daily but closed on Tuesdays and Sundays while Alcester Town Council will be accessible on weekday mornings and by appointment.
Coun Mike Gittus said: “This is the culmination of an idea conceived in 2011 and though I am sure there will be teething pains in the first few weeks, I’m really excited at the prospects of all the town’s services working in partnership under one roof.”
Laurence Thatcher of Alcester Heritage Trust added: “It is an exciting new era for the Roman Museum – our close relationship with the library gives us security and a long term future.”
Once sold, the proceeds from the old library building will be used to meet the cost of the building’s refurbishment.
An official launch event is set to take place at Globe House in April.
Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries or call 0300 555 817 for further information.