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Jan - April events
Book Club for 7-11 year olds

Halton Libraries Chatterbooks meetings will be filled with activities, games and plenty of time to share your love of reading with other children.

Our group will be meeting on the last Thursday of each month at Halton Lea Library 4-5 pm.

For more information contact Nikki Lamb 0151 511 8323 or

Code Club
  • Every Tuesday at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library 3.45-4.45pm. Drop in session, booking not required. Suitable for ages 7 – 12 years. Beginner coding using Scratch.
Homework Club
  • Every Wednesday at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library 3.30-4.30pm.
IT Clinic
  • Tuesday at Runcorn Library and Ditton Library 2.00-3.00pm.
  • Wednesday at Widnes Library 10.30am – 12.00pm
  • Friday at Halton Lea Library 10.30am – 12.00pm
  • Drop in for help with using the Internet, emails, your digital device and more
K’Nex Club
  • Tuesday at Ditton Libray 3.30-5.00pm
  • Thursday at Runcorn Library 3.30-5.00pm
  • Drop-in, no need to book. Suitable for ages 5-12
Lego Club
  • Monday at Halton Lea Library 3.30 – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library 5.00 – 7.00pm
  • Thursday at Widnes Library 3.30-5.00pm
  • Children get creative with Lego!

Keep up to date with all the news and events from Halton Libraries with our monthly newsletter


Reading Groups

A reading group is a group of people who meet together to talk about a book they have read. They read one book a month and discuss it at the following meeting. Each meeting lasts for an hour.

Halton Lea Library

  • Thursday Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 5.45pm
  • Saturday meets on the last Saturday of every month at 10.30am
  • Adventures in Reading meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 5.45 pm

Widnes Library

  • Tuesday 1 meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5.45pm
  • Tuesday 2 meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 5.45pm
  • The Classics group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5.45pm

Runcorn Library

  • Runcorn’s reading group meets on the last Monday of the month 10.30am – 11.30am

We also provide collections of books for reading groups to borrow. These include fiction, classic fiction and non- fiction books. A list of the books available is in the recommended reads section of the booklist.

Reading Group Schedule 2018

Reading Group Schedule 2017

If you would like to join one of our groups or borrow a collection, please contact Trudy Jones or Caroline Unsworth at Halton Lea Library

Reading Hack

Are you aged between 13-19? Do you enjoy reading, discussing books and sharing ideas?

Then why not come along to one of our groups

  • Widnes Library every Wednesday 5-6pm
  • Halton Lea Library every Thursday 5-6pm

Our groups are suitable for the volunteering element of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

We also have a monthly Teenage Reading Group.  Check out the Hackers Reading Group Calendar

For more information contact Nikki Lamb 0151 511 8323 or

Rhyme Time
  • Tuesday at Runcorn Library and Ditton Library 11.00-11.45am
  • Thursday at Halton Lea Library 11.00-11.45am
  • Friday at Widnes Library 11.00-11.45am
  • Songs and stories for preschool children.
Saturday Stories
  • Saturdays at Halton Lea and Widnes Libraries, 11-11.45am
  • Bring your little ones along to our new Saturday Stories sessions, every Saturday at Halton Lea and Widnes Libraries.
Wellbeing Wednesdays
  • Wednesday at Widnes Library and Halton Lea Library 2.00-4.00pm
  • Relax at Halton Libraries Wellbeing Wednesdays. Unwind with some colouring in, have a game of Scrabble and use the library resources to improve your wellbeing.
Work Club
  • Every Monday at Halton Lea Library 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Every Monday at Widnes Library 1.00-3.00pm
  • Every Tuesday at Runcorn Library 1.00-3.00pm
  • Drop in sessions to help you improve your CV, job search and apply for employment

Latest News

Cheshire Roll of Honour Group

Saturday 27th January at Halton Lea Library 10-2.30pm Volunteers from the Cheshire Roll of Honour group will be speaking to local people about relatives who have died in war in order to add to their ever growing database.  The group also helps people to find their...

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Write Time Write Place

WRITE TIME WRITE PLACE: Creative Writing Workshops for Adults   Dates: January to March 2018 Course Length: 8 weeks Places: 15 max per workshop Cost: FREE  LOCATIONS/DATES Widnes Library, Victoria Road, Widnes WA8 7QY Commencing 10am to 11.30am on Monday 15th January...

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Bring and Donate Memories

Tuesday 23rd January 10.00-1.00pm Widnes Library - free, drop in Wednesday 31st January 2.00-5.00pm Halton Lea Library - free, drop in Do you have an old football programme? Old recipe books? Or how about childhood board games?  We are looking for old items for our...

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Author Talk – Sarah Ward

Thursday 25th January 7.00-8.30pm Widnes Library Join us for an evening with Sarah Ward, author of critically acclaimed In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw.  Sarah also reviews crime fiction and is a judge for The Petrona Award for the best Scandinavian crime novel. ...

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Read and Relax group

Thursday 1st February 12.00-1.00pm at Halton Lea Library Tuesday 6th February 10.30-11.30am at Widnes Library In partnership with The Reader, we are launching free, weekly Read and Relax groups at Halton Lea and Widnes libraries for adults.  Come along to one of our...

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Safer Internet Day

Drop in to any Halton Library and find out information and resources about Internet safety.  This year's theme is 'Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you' and our library staff will be on hand to offer advice abut how to keep safe online...

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Reading Riot

Wednesday 14th February 10.30-12pm at Halton Lea Library Thursday 15th February 10.30-12pm at Widnes Library Our popular Reading Riot events are back this half term!  Come along to our adventure themed fun-packed mornings and try out crafts, puzzles and fabulous...

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Widnes Library Fully Reopen

Widnes Library Fully Reopen

   Widnes library is now fully re-open and accessible from both St Paul’s Road and the front entrance on Victoria Road. All of our stock is now available on shelves – if you can’t find a certain area of stock you are looking for then please ask a member of staff.   ...

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Phase 2

Phase 2

   We are now into Phase 2 of the refurbishment project and everything is going well. Library staff worked hard to move all the book stock around into the new shelving area. The main library entrance at the front of the building is closed whilst work continues in this...

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Phase 1 nearing completion

Phase 1 nearing completion

  Phase 1 is now nearing completion! All of the shelving is now installed and walls are fully painted. Next will be a transition week, with the relocation of the PCs into their new locations beginning on Tuesday. Unfortunately this means that there will be disruption...

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