A LIBRARY in Pendle is set to get a £500,000 facelift to provide better facilities.

Brierfield Library, in Colne Road, will be closed for three months from next Saturday while the work is carried out.

When it reopens, it will have new features including a meeting room and space for an arts project called ‘In Situ’, which will make links with artists and the local community.

County Coun Mike Calvert, Lancashire cabinet member for adult and community services, said: “Unlike many other councils, we are not closing any of our libraries.

In fact, we are continuing to invest in the service wherever we can.

“This will help to ensure that our libraries not only remain open but provide modern, flexible resources, fit for the 21st century.

“When Brierfield reopens in a few months’ time, local people will see an up-to-date, welcoming and accessible lib-rary the entire community can enjoy.”

The interior will be refurbished using £439,000 from Lancashire County Council’s £5.5m library regeneration programme.

A further £80,000 will go on repairing the roof.

Other improvements include movable shelving to enable community events, a self-service machine, plasma screen and a small kitchen and a toilet.

During the refurbishment, customers can use their membership cards at any other library in Lancashire.