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Events Programme Jan - April 2020
Chatterbooks 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.

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

Code Club
  • Code Club runs every school holidays in each of our libraries.  Watch this space for more details.
Homework Club
  • Every Wednesday at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library 3.30-4.30pm.
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.

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!
Midweek Meet up
  • Wednesday at Widnes Library and Halton Lea Library 2.00-4.00pm
  • Unwind with some colouring in, have a go at a board game and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment.  The perfect antidote to a busy lifestyle.

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 2020

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 Meetup
  • Saturdays at Halton Lea and Widnes Libraries, 12-2pm
  • Board games, colouring, doodling and lots of fun, every Saturday at Halton Lea and Widnes Libraries.
  • Recommended age 8+.  Suitable for children and families.
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.
Science Club
  • Saturdays at Halton Lea and Widnes Libraries, 12.30-1.30pm
  • New activities each week
  • Drop in sessions suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years.
Time to Read events

Looking for other book related events in north west libraries?  Check out Time to Read

Work Club
  • Every Monday at Halton Lea Library 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Every Monday at Widnes Library 1.00-3.00pm
  • Every Friday at Halton Lea 10.30-12pm
  • Drop in sessions to help you improve your CV, job search and apply for employment

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March – April Bookable Events

Storywalk Norton Priory Museum and Gardens Wednesday 18th March, 10.30-12pm, Norton Priory 900 years of Norton Priory talk Thursday 26th March, 6-7.30pm, Widnes Library Norton Priory Make & Take session Saturday 28th March, 10.30-12pm, Widnes Library Evening Tea...

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