OSWALDTWISTLE Library has been earmarked for a major refurbishment.
Lancashire County Council has outlined details of its £1.1M programme aimed at transforming and modernising library buildings across the county.
The library, which is located on Union Road, was built in 1915 and refurbished in the early 1980s but no major work has been done since.
Richard Jones, the executive director for Adult and Community Services at LCC, said: “This is a unique older building desperately requiring regeneration to deliver a library service fit for the 21st century.”
To date, two libraries have been completely refurbished under the first phase of the LCC programme.
The proposals were based on recommendations from an Overview and Scrutiny Committee task group review of the library and information service carried out in 2006.
Oswaldtwistle Area Council chairman Peter Britcliffe said: “I am delighted the library is going to be refurbished. Some people will say that it is long overdue but it is happening and that’s a good thing. For a town as large as Oswaldtwistle it’s important to have a modern library.”
Public consultation will be undertaken for each library.