DODWORTH Library finally reopened its doors to the public earlier this week following a refurbishment.

The site closed its doors in January - and the refurbishment includes upgrades to the heating system, lighting, and digital infrastructure to make the building more sustainable and future-proof.

There is also a modern and flexible space for the local community.

Dodworth Library is the latest community library to see exciting updates to its facilities as part of the council’s Libraries Refurbishment programme, joining Hoyland and Roundhouse Libraries.

This project has been made possible by funding from Arts Council England’s Libraries Improvement Fund supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Mayor of Barnsley, Coun Mick Stowe, said: “What a fantastic space.

“We’ve got facilities specifically for young people and families.

“We’ve got opportunities in this refurbished building where they can come and it’s a clean and welcoming space.

“They’ve got full support from our dedicated team of library staff.”