LIBRARIES in Northwich and Winsford will remain open as usual over the Christmas period, apart from Bank Holidays.

Many of the libraries across west Cheshire will be closed over the festive period, but Winsford and Northwich are among six chosen to remain open – along with Chester, Ellesmere Port, Neston and Frodsham (which has reduced opening hours).

The libraries will be closed for the Bank Holidays on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, but will be open as usual on all other days over the Christmas and New Year period.

Face-to-face council customer services will also be available at Winsford Library from Wednesday, December 27 to Friday, December 29,

Cllr Louise Gittins, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Six of our libraries across the authority will be open during the festive period but don’t forget that you can search, reserve and renew items on-line, at any time of the day or night, on the council website.

“You can also find out more about the wide range of eResources available. A 24-hour telephone line for renewals is available too, by calling 0300 123 7739.”

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