Shefford Library out of action for the next seven days ahead of move to second temporary home

Shefford Library will reopen at the Conservative Offices on September 8.

Shefford Library will reopen at the Conservative Offices on September 8. - Credit: Archant

Shefford Library will be out of action for the next seven days ahead of a move to a second temporary home, as works to repair flood damage continues.

The library, situated in High Street, has been operating at Shefford Lower School for the past month but left its temporary base on Wednesday.

The facility will not be open again until September 8, when it moves to another temporary home at Shefford Conservative Office.

Opening hours will be 2-5.30pm on Monday and Wednesday, 9.30am-5.30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9.30am-1pm on Saturday.

The drop-bin in at Morrison’s supermarket in Shefford will continue to be available for customers wanting to return loaned items, as will the virtual library at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/libraries.


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The library’s High Street home – refurbished earlier this year – has been shut due to flooding since July 17, and is provisionally set to reopen in the second half of October.

Councillor Ian Dalgarno, responsible for community services at Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “We are extremely grateful to Shefford Lower School for providing a base over the summer which allowed us to continue to run our summer activities and library service.

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“The same extends to Shefford Conservative Office and our library staff for their hard work in making the best of this situation.

“We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience caused while we carry out these essential works.”

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