What would you like to see in Kingston Library?

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Residents from Kingston are being given the chance to have their say on the area’s new district library.

Work on the redevelopment of the site, formerly occupied by the Kingston Tavern pub, has already started. The building will provide five new new retail units as well as the library.

The developers, on behalf of Tesco, are building the shell of the new library to the specification agreed with the council.

The details of the interior, which Milton Keynes Council will be delivering, are still being developed.

As such, the council will be consulting with the public throughout the spring on summer.

Assistant director for community facilities, Paul Sanders, said: “This is an ambitious project and we are giving people the chance to have the library that they want.

“Libraries generally have moved on in leaps and bounds over the years and we are looking forward to having an ultra modern facility for people living in the community.”

The library shell should be completed by October 2013, after which work on the interior will begin.

A number of workshops in late spring/early summer are already being planned, although no dates ahve been set as yet.

Mr Sanders added: “We will be talking to a number of potential commercial partners to ensure they fit in with the library’s ethos, can enhance each user’s ‘library experience’, and even work to attract more people to join the library.”

To view the progress of the project, people can visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/libraries