Billingham's new £2.7m library opens in January

A Teesside town's new £2.7m library is set to open in the New Year.

The Billingham Library and Customer Service Centre has been built on the site of the town's former art gallery and council offices.

The new library will have longer opening hours than the town's current facility, while the centre will also offer other services from Stockton and Billingham councils.

It is due to open on 5 January.

Ken Dixon, Stockton Council's cabinet member for arts, leisure and culture, said: "There is a wider selection of books, what's more, it will promote library use for people of all ages and provide a great space for library events."

The combined facility has merged both Roseberry Library and Billingham Library on Bedale Avenue with customer services for Stockton Council and Thirteen housing group, a cash office and Billingham Town Council.

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