Fishponds Library to close for revamp
Fishponds Library will close next week to undergo improvement works.
The council says its library service is removing a wall and the old Citizen Service Point counter following community requests for more space to be made available for users.
The library will be closed for a week from Monday November 25 while the revamp is completed.
Deputy Mayor Asher Craig said: “We are committed to making sure our library service meets the needs of the community and the city as a whole, and we are working with local people and organisations to make this happen.
“The feedback from the people who use Fishponds Library is that they wanted more space, so we are making that happen.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused during this closure, but we hope that the work will help improve the library experience for the local community.”
Bristol Libraries recently launched a new fund to help community groups develop innovative ideas for their local library.
The Library Innovation Fund will see just over £100,000 split between the city’s 27 libraries, and will enable communities to take the lead on putting the ideas they have about their local library and the library building into action.
Projects could range from buying furniture or equipment to funding activities such as creative writing workshops. It could also be used as match funding for a larger project.
The nearest alternative libraries are Hillfields Library in Summerleaze, St George Library in Church Road, Junction 3 Library at Baptist Mills Court and Horfield Library in Filton Avenue.
People can also borrow and return books from libraries in South Gloucestershire using a Bristol Library Card and renew them online at Libraries West.