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A Good Yarn

Every Monday from 2-3.30pm at Runcorn Library 

Every Thursday from 10.30-12pm at Widnes Library

Brilliant Builds

Every Thursday from 3-5pm at Halton Lea Library 

Design. Construct. Create at our new Brilliant Builds weekly sessions.  Magnetic Tiles  K’Nex and other building materials will be available for children to create their own designs and inventions.

Business Advice

Business & Intellectual Property Centre

Every Monday 10-4.30pm, Widnes Library

Alex Ferguson is our Business & Intellectual Property specialist, and he’s available at Widnes Library every Monday from 10am-4.30pm offering one to one meetings and on the spot business advice for anyone who drops in.

The service is for anyone thinking of starting a new business or growing an existing one. As well as specialist advice, there is access to a range of databases which contain up-to-the-minute local, national, and international market and industry information, completely free of charge.

Chatterbooks Book Club for 7-11 year olds

Currently suspended.

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

Chatterbooks is now running Weekly – Every Monday in Widnes library 4-5pm and Every Thursday in Halton Lea library 4-5pm.

For more information contact Nikki Lamb 0151 511 8323 or nicola.lamb@halton.gov.uk

Family History Helpdesk

1st Tuesday of the month, 1-4pm, Halton Lea Library 

Free drop in session, free access to Ancestry and help provided by library staff and local enthusiasts.

Halton Memories Group

Come along to chat about old times.

These free groups meet each month for a friendly chat and a coffee and are an opportunity to share memories of the past. We focus on a different theme each month, using resources from the library including memory boxes, local photos and books.

Halton Lea Library
First Wednesday of the month (starting 5th October), 11am

Ditton Library
Second Thursday of the month (starting 13th October), 2pm

For more information contact:
Halton Lea Library 0151 511 7744
Widnes library 0151 907 8383

Home Ed Monthly Meet Up

Last Wednesday of the month, 1-3pm, Halton Lea Library.

Meet other local home ed families.  Fun activities such as Lego, board games, painting and space to play provided at each session.

Next meeting is 31st August 2022

IT Assistance
Drop in for help with using the Internet, emails, your digital device and more.  Available in all libraries throughout each day.  No appointment necessary.
Lego Club

 

  • Every Thursday at Halton Lea Library 3.30 – 5.00pm (changing to every Tuesday starting from 20th September)
  • Every Tuesday at Widnes Library 3-5pm
  • Every Monday at Ditton Library 3-5pm (starting 5th Sept)
  • Every Thursday at Runcorn Library 3-5pm (starting 22nd September)
  • Children get creative with Lego!
  • Free, drop in sessions
Newsletter
Keep up to date with all the news and events from Halton Libraries with our monthly newsletter

 

Reading Friends

Reading Friends chat, share stories and have fun.

Halton Libraries have 2 Reading Friends groups in libraries and one phone group. They meet every fortnight.

Reading Friends brings people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun. We use reading – whether books, magazines, newspapers, or anything else – to start everyone chatting.

The groups are open to everyone and are on the following days

Halton Lea Library every fortnight on Wednesday 11am.

Ditton Library every fortnight on Thursday 3pm

Phone group every fortnight on Wednesday 2.30pm (next group 25th May then 8th June)

For information or to book contact Halton Lea Library 0151 511 7744 or haltonlea.library@halton.gov.uk

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

  • Saturday meets on the first Saturday of every month at 10.30am

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 timetable 2022

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

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.
Saturday Squad

 

  • Saturdays at Halton Lea Library, 12-12.45pm
  • Crafts and science activities.
Science Club
  • 3rd Saturday of the month at Widnes Library, 12.00-12.45pm
  • New activities each week
  • Drop in sessions suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years.
Scrabble Club

Every Thursday 10.30-12pm at Runcorn Library.

Free, drop in session.

Stay Warm, Stay Well

Stay warm and well this winter with Halton Libraries.  Come inside for:

  • free coffee morning each week
  • Games – Dominoes, Chess, Scrabble and Jigsaws
  • IT support
  • Help researching your family history

Coffee mornings will take place from 10am-12pm on:

Thursday 6th October 2022 – Halton Lea
Thursday 13th October 2022 – Widnes
Thursday 20th October 2022 – Runcorn
Thursday 27th October 2022 – Ditton

Thursday 3rd November 2022 – Halton Lea
Thursday 10th November 2022 – Widnes
Thursday 17th  November 2022 – Runcorn
Thursday 24th November 2022 – Ditton

Thursday 1st December 2022 – Halton Lea
Thursday 8th December 2022 – Widnes
Thursday 15th December 2022 – Runcorn
Thursday 22nd December 2022 – Ditton
Thursday 29th December 2022 – Halton Lea

Thursday 5th January 2023 – Widnes
Thursday 12th January 2023 – Runcorn
Thursday 19th January 2023 – Ditton
Thursday 26th January 2023 – Halton Lea

Latest News

Saturday Squad

Join us for Saturday Squad We will be doing a seasonal activity every Saturday, 12-12:45pm during November and December at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library 5th November- Bonfire and firework bookmark and craft, using scratch art! Book your place for Halton Lea...

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Stay Warm, Stay Well

Stay warm and well this winter with Halton Libraries.  Come inside for: free coffee morning each week Games – Dominoes, Chess, Scrabble and Jigsaws A wide range of books, eaudio books and ebooks IT support Help researching your family history Online magazines and...

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Halton Healthwatch

Healthwatch Halton will be coming to Widnes library every month from 10.30-12.30 on the following dates: 18th November 15th December 27th January 24th February 24th March 24th April Do you have an idea that could help improve health and social care? Healthwatch are...

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Halton Memories Group

Come along to chat about old times. These free groups meet each month for a friendly chat and a coffee and are an opportunity to share memories of the past. We focus on a different theme each month, using resources from the library including memory boxes, local photos...

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New! Family History Helpdesk

Starting on Tuesday 4th October, 1-4pm, Halton Lea Library, Floor 1 Interested in researching your family history but don't know where to start?  Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for the Family History Helpdesk.  There will be free access to Ancestry and...

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Reading Friends Phone Group

Reading Friends chat, share stories and have fun Halton Libraries has a Reading Friends at Home group for people over 60 who would like a chance to get together for a chat and meet new people. The group runs over the phone and is hosted by a member of library staff....

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New Opening Hours for Halton Lea Library Coming Soon

A spokesperson for Halton Borough Council said: "For the safety of library staff and customers, the library will be closing earlier, in line with Runcorn Shopping City's opening times. Halton Lea Library currently stays open Tuesdays and Thursdays until 7pm and the...

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Business Advice

Business & Intellectual Property Centre Every Monday 10-4.30pm, Widnes Library Alex Ferguson is our Business & Intellectual Property specialist, and he’s available at Widnes Library every Monday from 10am-4.30pm offering one to one meetings and on the spot...

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A Good Yarn

Are you interested in yarn crafts?  Cross-stitch, macrame, knitting or crochet?  Then come along to A Good Yarn.  These drop in sessions are free and informal.  You can stay for the full 1 and a half hours or just pop in for a short time  Bring along your latest...

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Lego

We are excited to announce that Lego Club is back! Lego Club is on every Thursday at Halton Lea Library, 3.30-5pm.  Free, drop in sessions. Every Tuesday at Widnes Library, 3.30-5pm starting 19th April.

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