MALVERN library is set to temporarily shut its doors to the public next month for one day only to allow work to continue on a major £1.5m extension of the building.

The library and learning centre, in Graham Road, will be shut all day on Saturday, March 12 and two special events previously organised for that day have had to be postponed.

What's In Your Attic? - an event to help people identify treasures and curiosities - was due to take place between 10am and noon on the Saturday.

It has now been rescheduled for Saturday, March 19, at the same time.

And a talk on the effect of the civil war in south Worcestershire - Oppression and Resistance has also been postponed.

A new date has yet to be arranged.

It will be business as usual at the library and learning centre on Monday, March 14.

Work began on the library construction project in November and will see a two-storey, 600sq ft extension built at the rear of the building, replacing the existing 1940s extension - pulled down last month.

The new extension - expected to be officially opened before Christmas - will include a lift, quiet areas for reference and study and an internet area with 20 terminals.

There will also be a coffee shop and more room for library books, with three bays for reading and working.

The exhibition facilities and local studies library will also return.