Manchester library gets age-friendly revamp

A library in North Manchester has undergone a makeover to provide an inclusive space for residents all ages.

North City Library in Harpurhey has completed renovations that include a new Children’s Zone and a newly refurbished Age Friendly Lounge.

The Age Friendly Lounge will expand the library’s accessible offer: featuring comfortable chairs, a cosy atmosphere and a suitable home for the library’s “Age Friendly hour” – taking place every Thursday 10-11am with tea, coffee, biscuits, magazines to read and a relaxed chat with Library staff.

Deputy Executive Member, Councillor Adele Douglas, lead member for Libraries said: “It has never been more important than now to ensure that libraries are safe, warm and comfortable spaces for all our residents and particularly older people.

“We know that our libraries are hives of activity and as a real community hub are welcoming to everyone who comes through the door, helping to stop people from feeling isolated which is particularly important for our older library users. I am sure that this revamped Age Friendly lounge will be a big hit with everyone who uses it.

“The opportunities for learning and development that our libraries offer are fantastic, especially the support for older people to get online and refine their digital skills.”

For more information on Manchester Libraries please visit their website.

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