LIBRARIES in towns and villages across Cumbria are set to finally re-open next month.

Cumbria County Council has announced that it will be re-opening twelve branch libraries on October 21 – although there will be some changes.

Among the twelve branches re-opening are Brampton, Longtown, Wigton, Maryport, Appleby, and Cleator Moor.

Councillor Deborah Earl, cabinet member for Public Health and Local Communities, said: “We know how much people value our library services and we continue to work hard towards reopening 12 of our branch libraries next month, alongside the new offers available, such as Select & Collect, Online story-times and an easy book drop/return service.”

For information about the changes, visit the county council website.