Stockton Heath Library

The library offers a wide selection of books for all ages and abilities as well as a host of other activities. Membership is FREE and lasts as a lifetime. Our friendly and welcoming staff are always pleased to see you.

When the library re-opens in August/September after re-development the opening times will be :-

OPENING TIMES
Stockton Heath Library is open:-
Monday 10-5pm
Tuesday 10-6pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 10-6pm
Friday 10-5pm
Saturday 9:30-1pm

You can find the following activities for the young:

Storytime— Every Tuesday morning 11:30-12noon for pre-schoolers (term time only). All children love stories so come along to our wonderful sessions and share the joy of hearing stories read aloud.

Children’s craft activities —At least one FREE craft session is held during each of the school holidays. These are drop-in sessions and aimed at children 3-11 years old. (See Library for more details nearer each holiday)

Code Club—The popular five week Code Club course for 7-11 year olds will return in the autumn. Places are limited so please speak to library staff to book.

The Summer Reading Challenge celebrates 20 years of encouraging children up to 11 years old to read six library books during the long summer holiday. Children can read whatever they like and receive special rewards for every two books that they finish. There is a medal and certificate for everyone who completes the challenge. You can sign up to the challenge at any LiveWire Library. The challenge runs from 1st July to 8th September every year.

Rhymetime—We are looking to introduce a regular Rhymetime session, later in the year. Rhymetime will be aimed at pre-schoolers, so keep your eyes peeled for notices about this wonderful new activity—coming soon.

The Library offers a wide range of activities for adults including:

Knit and Natter—Our friendly group of knitters meet every Tuesday morning 10:30-12pm. All are welcome, just bring your own knitting and join in the conversations.

Reading Group – On the third Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30pm, the book group meet to discuss their latest sections. If you would like to join this enthusiastic group, please speak to library staff, who will pass your details on to the group co-ordinator.

Writing Group— Our group of talented writers meet on the last Thursday of every month 6-8pm in the library. Come along , share your experiences and join in the discussions with fellow budding authors.

Councillor’s Surgery— Come along to the Library on the third Saturday of every month 10-11am and meet your local councillor. They are available to discuss any concerns you may have about your local area.

SWISH—Stockton Heath Library is fortunate to have an active Friends group who offer a whole host of activities in the evenings. They have monthly Film Nights that offer a wide range of films which delight audiences of all ages. The monthly Board Games Nights are increasingly popular and enjoyed by all who attend.

Did you know :

-you can access the following websites FREE of charge just by using your library card?

LiveWire Libraries subscribe to a number of useful websites that you can access from home using your LiveWire library card and PIN. Just go to the LiveWire website www.livewirewarrington.co.uk and click on the link for 24/7 library.
Credo – This is a worldwide online reference service that is useful for doing any research. A subject can be refined using topic pages.
Britannica Library – This is an online version of the encyclopaedia. Divided into three categories: junior/student/adult. It is a fountain of knowledge for all ages.
Theory Test Pro – To access this website at home, you will need an email address and password. This is a realistic online simulation of UK’s driving theory for all vehicles.

These websites can be accessed by following the links from the LiveWire home page: –

https://livewirewarrington.co.uk/library/computers/learning-and-courses

Learn my way – This website is a free online course for beginners, helping develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.
BBC Webwise – Introduces a range of video and written guides to help get connected and develop online skills to make the most of your mobile/tablet/computer or interactive TV.
Alison – Provides free online courses with certificates for basic and essential workplace skills.

The following websites can be accessed for FREE but only from a library computer.

Computers in the library are free for the first 60 minutes, all you need is your library card.

Which – An independent online consumer product guide. The advice helps people make informed decisions.
Ancestry—Researching your family history using census data.

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