CHANGES are in store for Bexley Village library users, as charity Greener Bexley takes over in charge from July 19.

The charity will lengthen the library’s opening hours from 16 hours each week to 25 and plans are in the pipeline to introduce a cafe, wireless internet and an art lending library.

Although the library remains free, users will have the chance to pay an annual subscription allowing them to borrow more books and enjoy longer loan periods.

Bexley Council cabinet member for leisure Councillor Donald Massey said: “We’re confident customers joining the community library will have access to a range of services, supported by experienced council library staff, who are being seconded to Greener Bexley.”

Items borrowed from the library remaining on loan after July 19 will need to be returned to one of the council’s 11 other libraries.

The library will open between midday and 5pm from Tuesday to Friday and from 11am to 4pm on Saturday.