Published: Monday, 6th February 2023

Lordswood Library is being transformed into a brilliant new community hub to provide residents with access to more services.

The library in Kestrel Road will close from Monday, 20 February and the new hub is due to open this summer.

Once completed, residents will be able to visit the new look community hub for help with their blue badge and bus pass applications, book bulky waste collections and pay for council services such as rent and council tax.

Residents will also be able to attend a wide-range of exciting clubs and activities including Baby Bounce and Rhyme, Toddler Shake and Boogie, Knitting and Sewing Group, Pop in and Play sessions and Songs and Scones.

The new hub will also have a dedicated children’s library and will provide more opportunities for children and young people to participate in reading and other social activities, supporting Medway’s aspiration to become even more child-friendly.

The creation of Lordswood Community Hub also supports Medway Council’s climate change aspirations with efficient LED lighting, more thermally efficient windows and solar panels.

During the closure residents are encouraged to visit Walderslade Village, Walderslade Hook Meadow and Luton libraries whilst the works are being carried out.

At the very heart of our communities 

Cllr Howard Doe, Deputy Leader of Medway Council and Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “I am pleased we are transforming Lordswood Library into our seventh community hub. All of our 15 libraries are at the very heart of our communities and are places residents can access council and partner services, attend fun clubs and sessions as well as borrow books. I look forward to watching the work progress and welcoming residents back to the new Lordswood Community Hub this summer.”

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