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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

Bring along your latest yarn project to work on in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
Free drop in session.

Bereavement Cafe

Informal peer led group is an opportunity for Halton’s bereaved adults to get together and chat and support each other.

The groups are held monthly on the:

1st Monday of the month at Halton Lea Library, Runcorn Shopping City, 10.30-11.30am
3rd Monday of the month at St Maries, Lugsdale Road, Widnes, 12.30-1.30pm

Booking is not necessary.

Brilliant Builds

Every Thursday from 3-5pm at Halton Lea Library, Widnes Library and Ditton 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

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.

Call and Chat Group

Halton Libraries has a group run over the phone for people over 60 who would like a chat about books and meet new people. The group is hosted by a member of library staff.

The group has a chat every other Wednesday at 2.30 pm.  

Please contact Halton lea Library 0151 511 7744 for more information

Code Club with Mako

A free monthly coding club for young people in Halton.  See Mako Coding Club – Widnes & Runcorn | Eventbrite for details.

Dungeons and Dragons

Every Tuesday at Halton Lea Library, 4-5.30pm 
Suitable for ages 13+.  All abilities and experience welcome.

Join us for a D & D club celebrating the shared world of table top roleplaying, fantasy characters, and embark upon new adventures during our friendly free club.

Family History Helpdesk

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

Every Friday, 11am-3pm, Widnes Library

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

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.

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.
IT Help Club - You Can Do I.T.

Every Wednesday, 10.30-12pm at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library.

Free drop in session aimed to help you become more confident taking your first steps in I.T.

Lego Club
  • Every Tuesday at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library 3.30–5pm
  • Every Monday at Ditton Library 3.30-5pm
  • Every Thursday at Runcorn Library 3.30-5pm
  • 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 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 (Full – waiting list)
  • 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.

2024 Reading Group Timetable

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

Rhyme Time
  • Monday at Halton Lea Library 11.00-11.45 
  • 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.
  • Free, drop in sessions
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
  • 3rd Saturday of the month at Widnes Library, 12.00-12.45pm
  • Drop in sessions suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years.
Scrabble Club

Every Thursday 10.30-12pm at Runcorn Library.

Free, drop in session.

Shared Reading

Every Friday 10.30-11.30am at Widnes Library.

Friendly group run by The Reader.  Come along and listen or join in with the group. The session is run by a trained Reader Leader,  who reads a great novel, short story or poem aloud. They then stop and talk about what has been read. There is no need for group members to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen.  You can find out more at The Reader in The Library

Stay Warm, Stay Well

Stay Warm, Stay Well Coffee Mornings, 10.30-12pm
Monday – Ditton Library
Tuesday – Halton Lea Library
Wednesday – Halton Lea Library
Thursday – Widnes Library
Friday – Runcorn Library

 

 

Latest News

Loneliness Survey

Are you lonely?  Do you know people who are lonely?  One Halton want to hear your thoughts on loneliness in the community so that they can explore ways to support anyone affected by loneliness and social isolation. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and...

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Changing Places Facilities

A new Changing Places facility has been installed in Halton Lea Library on Floor 2.  Facilities include a hoist, changing bench and a height adjustable wash basin. See the Changing Places website for more information.

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Youthwatch Halton

Halton Lea Library, 3rd Tuesday of each month, 4-5.30pm (starting 16th January 2024) Widnes Library/Kingsway, 3rd Thursday of each month, 4.30-6pm (starting 18th January 2024) Healthwatch Halton are looking for young volunteers aged 13-25 to change local health and...

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Dungeons and Dragons

Every Tuesday at Halton Lea Library, 4-5.30pm Suitable for ages 13+.  All abilities and experience welcome. Join us for a D&D club celebrating the shared world of table top roleplaying, fantasy characters and embark upon new adventures during our friendly, free...

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Halton Bereavement Cafe

Halton Libraries, Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support Group, and Halton & St Helens CVA are launching a new bereavement cafe in Halton.  This informal, peer led group is an opportunity for Halton's bereaved adults to get together to chat and support each other. ...

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BFI Replay

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Family History Helpdesk

Starting on Friday 3rd February, 11am-3pm, Widnes Library Interested in researching your family history but don’t know where to start?  Join us on the first Friday of every month for the Family History Helpdesk.  There will be free access to Ancestry and help provided...

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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: 24th March 24th April Do you have an idea that could help improve health and social care? Healthwatch are here to help make care better. They listen to your...

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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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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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