Thursday March 23, 2017
Work to refurbish Pill Library will start next month. The work is being done to pave the way for the children's centre currently based at Crockerne Primary School to move into the library building in July. The scheme will involve remodelling the inside of the library at Crockerne House in Underbanks and providing an outside play area.
To enable the refurbishment to take place, the library will temporarily close to customers on Saturday 15 April. A provisional re-opening date has been set for Tuesday 11 July when both library and children’s centre services will be available on the same site.
Moving the children's centre into the library building is part of North Somerset Council's Community Access Review, a major review of the buildings and services run by the council in the community with particular focus on its libraries and children's centres.
While the library is closed there will be a temporary pop-up library in Pill at the Salvation Army in Heywood Road every Friday from 21 April to 7 July from 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm. There will be a limited selection of children’s books and adult fiction, large print and talking books available for customers to borrow. The popular weekly Bookstart Rhymetime will also take place at the Salvation Army on a Friday from 9.30am-9.55am.
There will be no computer access in the temporary library, but customers can use computer and printing facilities at other libraries in North Somerset including Portishead and Nailsea. See details of other libraries’ opening hours here.
Customers borrowing books from Pill Library from Saturday 25 March can have them on an extended loan until July. Online services, including eBooks and eAudio, are available for library members here.