Two libraries closed due to staff shortage

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Two Ribble Valley will be closed tomorrow (Saturday) due to staff shortage.

Chatburn and Mellor libraries usually open from 10 am to 1 pm on a Saturday, but will be closed due to staff sickness.

The nearest alternatives are Clitheroe Library, which will be open from 9 am to 4 pm, and Whalley Library which will be open from 9 am to 12 pm.

Lancashire County Council libraries manager Steve Lloyd, said: “We’re very sorry for any inconvenience caused due to these libraries being closed tomorrow.

“This is due to staff sickness. Each of these small libraries is run by one member of staff and unfortunately at the moment we haven’t got enough staff available to be able to cover from other libraries.”

Normal service is expected to resume next week, with Mellor Library next due to be open on Monday from 1 to 6 pm, and Chatburn Library next due to be open on Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm, and 5-30 to 7 pm.

You can find locations and opening times for all Lancashire libraries at