LANCASHIRE County Council has reopened Earby Library in a new building.

It has moved from its old home at Coronation Hall on Cemetery Road into the town's community centre.

It is the 12th library to be reopened by the authority's Tory administration out of 26 closed by the previous Labour/Liberal Democrat coalition.

Those recently reopened include Whalley, Burnley Campus, Barrowford and Oswaldtwistle.

Cllr Aidy Riggott ,who performed the official ceremony, said: "The new Earby Library is a more modern facility in a more central location, and provides new opportunities to maximise its use by working with the groups which already use the community centre, and attract everyone who comes here for events and activities."

Its previous home was in poor condition. The new library has been refurbished with new shelving, furniture and fittings.

Some of the old library's stock remains and a significant amount of new books have also been bough.

Cllr Tony Greaves, leader of Pendle Borough Council's Liberal Democrat group, said: "This is good news for two reasons.

"It reinstates the library and reinforces the case for keeping the community centre operating in the longer term."

Its opening times are: Tuesday,1pm to 7pm;; Thursday, 9am to 1pm; Friday, 1pm to 5pm; and Saturday, 9am to 1pm.