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News and Events

Digital Reading Riot

Tuesday 29th May 10.30-12pm Widnes Library Wednesday 30th May 10.30-12pm Halton Lea Library Join us for half term fun with a digital theme.  Come along and make paper circuits, try out some coding and experiment with...

Bookstart Week: Rhymetime

Tuesday 5th June 11-11.45am Ditton Library and Runcorn Library Thursday 7th June 11-11.45am Halton Lea Library Friday 8th June 11-11.45am Widnes Library Celebrate National Bookstart Week by joining us at our rhymetimes.  The theme this year is Bookstart Bird Boogie! ...

Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight

Monday 4th June - Saturday 16th June We will be celebrating our services for the visually impaired during Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight.  We will be showcasing our talking books, large print books and ebooks which are suitable for the visually impaired.  Lots of...

Festival of Learning: Family Coding

Monday 18th June 3.30-4.30pm Widnes Library Thursday 21st June 3.30-4.30pm Halton Lea Library Saturday 23rd June 1-2pm Widnes Library and Halton Lea Library We love encouraging learning at all ages and the Festival of Learning celebrates lifelong learning.  It's the...

Write Time, Write Place: Book Launch

Saturday 22nd June 12-2pm Halton Lea Library Join us at our celebration event that will launch the Write Time, Write Place anthology of stories written in our creative writing workshops held in early 2018 in partnership with Read Now Write Now.  Meet the local writers...

Health Information Week: Become Health Savvy

Monday 2nd July 10.30-12.30pm Halton Lea Library - free, drop in Tuesday 3rd July 10.30-12.30pm Widnes Library - free, drop in This is your opportunity to speak face to face with health information professionals from the Knowledge and Evidence Service at Warrington...

World Cup Sticker Swap

Saturday 7th July 12-1pm Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library Searching for that final sticker to complete your sticker album for the 2018 world cup?  Bring along your spares to our Sticker Swap and play swapsies with other...

Summer Reading Challenge 2018: Mischief Makers – Sign Up

Saturday 14th July - All libraries Our annual free Summer Reading Challenge begins from Saturday 14th July when kids can begin signing up to pledge to read 6 books during the summer holidays.  This year's challenge is all about The Beano so perfect for little Mischief...

Summer Reading Challenge : Bonkers Beano Bonanza

Wednesday 1st August 10.30-12pm - Halton Lea Library Thursday 2nd August 10.30-12pm - Widnes Library Our Beano themed bonanza will delight and amaze all children.  Lots of fun games, crafts and activities based upon your favourite Beano characters. This event will be...

Summer Reading Challenge: Den Building

Wednesday 8th August 10.30-12pm - Halton Lea Library Thursday 9th August 10.30-12pm - Widnes Library Come along and try your hand at building the best den in the library!  Can you build a den that is big enough for you and your friends?  Let the challenge commence!...

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