Oswaldtwistle library was built on the site of an old public house. During 1981 and 1982 it temporarily moved into Oswaldtwistle Town Hall whilst emergency repairs and refurbishment were carried out.
Current status: In 2016, Oswaldtwistle was one of many libraries affected by Lancashire council’s budget cuts. The library was passed to the Oswaldtwistle Community Lamp Group who plan to reinvent the Carnegie building as a hybrid library which will divide between being a lending library and a ‘book cycle’ – effectively a donation-led book shop.
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- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1915 (30 October?), by Councillor A Hargreaves on behalf of the Urban District Council
Photo of library today (2009):
Photo credit: flickr user Robert Wade (shared under cc licence)
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet
- Entry on the listed buildings register
- News: Punishment stocks to be restored for library centenary (2015)
- News: Bid to save borough libraries revealed (2016)
- News: Community groups ‘ecstatic’ after libraries saved (2016)