A ‘pop-up’ library service will begin operating out of the Ante Room here at The Coro from Thursday 21 September until the end of the year, following the emergency closure of the town’s library building at the start of the September.
This temporary provision will initially offer the following services:
- A library reception desk for information and support for customers
- A drop-off point for returning books
- A small selection of books available for borrowing
- A limited number of public computers/desks/printers
The pop-up service in the Ante Room – which is fully accessible on the ground floor – will initially operate at the following times, in line with our existing reception hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am-12.30pm.
On announcement of the temporary library provision by Westmorland and Furness Council, Beth Kennedy, our Director, said: “When we saw the news about the sudden closure of the library, our first and only thought was for the people of Ulverston and the surrounding area, and the vital services that had ceased to be available overnight.
“The library does so much in addition to lending books – it’s an essential hub for everything from mobile banking services to free computers and internet access, and people of all ages and situations rely on it.
“While it’s not easy to re-purpose space at The Coro when working around a vibrant and thriving cultural offer, we wanted to do whatever we could to help ensure continued access to these types of important services while Westmorland and Furness Council concentrate on restoring a full library offer in the town.
“Therefore we had no hesitation in offering to help when the council approached us about hosting a temporary, limited pop-up library in the Ante Room up until the end of the year.”