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Plans for Hunstanton library move announced

Hunstanton's library will close later this week so that it can be moved to its new temporary home.

Work has been taking place for several weeks to prepare buildings on Valentine Road to accommodate the facility while a new, permanent library is built.

Norfolk County Council has announced that the current library in Westgate will close at the end of its normal hours at 6pm this Friday, May 14.

Hunstanton Library.. (37125843)
Hunstanton Library.. (37125843)

The Valentine Road site is then scheduled to open to the public for the first time on Tuesday, May 25.

The move is part of a multi-million pound West Norfolk Council project to redevelop the town's bus station, which was given planning permission last year.

As well as the new library, dozens of flats, a new public toilet block and a shop are proposed, while bus shelters will be sited on St Edmunds Terrace in place of the existing interchange.

County council officials say service users can access online library services during the closure period, including access to ebooks, audio books and online groups.

Items will also continue to be automatically renewed, in line with the current policy across Norfolk’s libraries which was instigated as facilities re-opened following the most recent coronavirus lockdown.

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