What's On at Thornton Library

What's On at Thornton Library

A huge thank you to everyone to making Thornton Library the busy and buzzing place it has been since reopening in February 2018.  If you have not yet called in, look at all the events that are coming up and you can be sure of a warm welcome when you do.

The Friends of Thornton Library is now up and running with their second coffee morning taking place on Wednesday 12th December. Go along to enjoy a brew and make your own Christmas cracker!! If you would like to become a ‘friend’ or have any suggestions for future events you would like to see take place at the library call in to see them.

Special events at Thornton Library in December 2018

Monday 3rd December 1:00-3:30 First Aid for Babies and Children.

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This is a free course run by Lancashire Adult Learning where you will learn to recognise if your baby or child is in an emergency situation.  Learn vital lifesaving skills including CPR and how to react if a child is choking. Contact the library to book your free place. Booking essential.

Wednesday 5th December 11:00-12:00 Audio Awareness drop-in.


Did you know you can borrow books on CD or MP3? Or that you can download books onto your mobile device?  Drop-in to find out more, bring along you mobile device to download the Borrowbox app.

Friday 7th December 10:00-12:30 Write a Poem in a Morning.

This is a free course run by Lancashire Adult Learning.  This session will show you one method of getting a draft poem down on paper, this will provide a starting point for you to develop your poem further, both in the session and at home. Booking essential, contact the library to book your free place.

Saturday 8th December 10:00-11:30 Children’s Christmas crafts.

Come along to our special Christmas craft morning, where we’ll be making Christmas goodies for you to take home.  £1 per child, booking essential, and numbers strictly limited.

Monday 10th December 6:00-6:30pm Sharing Stories.

Supporting families to read together, come along to escape into a magical world of words. Suitable for families who would like to improve their reading skills in an informal and fun way.

Wednesday 12th December 10:00-12:00 Friends of Thornton Library coffee morning.

Come along to enjoy a brew and a natter.  We will also be making Christmas crackers, having a laugh at the jokes and enjoying a mince pie or two.

Tuesday 18th December 10:00-10:30 Christmas time Baby, Toddler rhyme time.

Enjoy our usual sing along with some Christmas songs as well, there could even be a special visitor calling to see everyone.

Friday 21st December 2:00-2:30 Christmas story time.

Enjoy lots of Christmas stories to get us ready for the big day.

Regular Events

Every Monday 10:30-11:30 Making the most of your tablet. Learn more about what your IPad or android tablet can do. How to choose, install and use a wide variety of apps, look up information online or just take photo or video. Booking essential. Two 1/2 hour sessions available 10.30 – 11am, or 11 – 11.30am.

Every Monday 5pm-7pm Card and board game group, from frustration to draughts come along and enjoy a game, bring your own board or cards.  For all children and adults.

Last Monday Monthly 17th November 1:30-3:30 Poetry People, a friendly and informal poetry group.  New members always welcome.

Every Tuesday 10:00-10:30 Baby, Toddler Rhyme Time. Come and join us for a fun and interactive event suitable for all pre-school children.

2nd Tuesday Monthly 11th November 2pm-4pm Thornton Reading Group.  Enjoy book discussions over a brew and biscuit.  New members always welcome.

Every Wednesday 10:00-11:00 Interested in learning how to use a computer? Learn My Way is a FREE basic computer course designed just for you.  Contact the library for more information.

Every Wednesday 2pm-4pm IT help.  If you have any IT queries our volunteer, David, is here to help.  Please contact the library to book a half-hour or hour slot.

Every Wednesday 2pm-2:30pm Baby, Toddler Rhyme Time. Come and join us for a fun and interactive event suitable for all pre-school children.

Every Thursday  10:00-12:00 Adult Craft Group Whether you are new or more experienced in knitting, crochet or anything ‘crafty’, join this friendly group for a brew, natter and swop of ideas.

Every Friday 2pm-2:30pm Story Time. Enjoy a half-hour of stories and rhymes.  Suitable for all pre-school children

Every other Saturday 1st & 15th December 9:30-12:30 Warhammer 40K. Enjoy a morning of tactical battles with friends. Suitable for ages 8-17. See a member of staff for more detail.

Thornton library is looking for a variety of speakers & entertainment for the local people. If you have something that you think our local community would like see, please contact a member of staff at Thornton Library.

Tel: 0300 123 6703 or Email: thornton.library@lancashire.gov.uk

Thornton Library is Open Again!

Following the spending review in the autumn of 2016, as of 30 September 2016 Lancashire County Council were no longer delivering a service from Thornton Library and it closed.

We called in to Thornton Library the week before it closed, to say thank you and good luck to the staff and to take some photos.

Thornton Library the week before it closed in September 2016

Thornton Library the week before it closed in September 2016

A campaign was launched to try and keep Thornton library open. Visit Cleveleys are pleased to report that, after various twists and turns, the doors are now open once again.

Thornton library was opened in 1938 by Sir Percy Meadon, Director of Education for Lancashire. It replaced a library in premises on Fleetwood Road North, which are now used by the social services.

Contact Details for Thornton Library

Thornton Library, Victoria Road East, Thornton, FY5 3SZ.
Tel: 0300 123 6703 Email: thornton.library@lancashire.gov.uk

Opening Times: 

Monday 9am – 7pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 1pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Sunday Closed

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