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.

Thornton Library Events for April 2019

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Friends of Thornton Library hold weekly coffee mornings, every Wednesday, 10:00-12:00 with a variety of speakers and events, such as books sales, craft demonstrations and interesting talks, so come along to support them.

This Month’s Events


Wednesday 17th April 10:00-12:00 10:00-12:00 Easter Craft Event. Come along for and enjoy a morning of creative fun with the Friends of Thornton Library. Suitable for children 5 Years +.

Wednesday 17th April 10:30-11:30 Friends Against Scams. This is a National Trading Standards initiative which aims to educate us ALL on how scams work to prevent us from falling victim to a scam. NatWest Bank has joined forces with National Trading Standards to provide these free information session in the fight against the fastest growing type of crime in the UK. NatWest Community banker Nicola Henshall will be on hand to help you to protect yourselves.

Saturday 20th April  10:00-12:00 Easter Treasure hunt. Drop in and enjoy looking for clues around the library to complete the treasure trail. Suitable for all the family.

Tuesday 23th April 2:00-3:00 – Join us for a free talk by author Frederick Holroyd, who served in WWII and will talk us through the adventures he got up to during that time.

Wednesday 24th April 10:00-12:00 Coffee Morning & Book Swop with the Friends of Thornton Library.  To celebrate world book night, if you have books that you no longer want, come and swop them with ours and enjoy a brew whilst you are here.

Wednesday 24th April 10:00-12:30 – A Taste of France. This is a FREE session run by Lancashire Adult Learning. Learn a few words and phrases, their way of life and sample food of France. Booking essential.

Friday 26th April 10:00 – 12:00 Lost Castles. This is a FREE session run by Lancashire Adult Learning. Learn about the history of the owners and occupants of these Lancashire strongholds. Booking essential.

Tuesday 30th April   1:30-2:30 Positivity and Wellbeing, week 1.  Boost your positivity levels on any or all of our sessions aimed with promoting positivity and improved wellbeing. Each session will have a different emphasis, with a range of ideas and topics being covered. Each session is a stand-alone, so you can dip in and out of the course as suits you. The overall aim is to help you to feel good, and let your inner light shine.

Regular Events

Every Monday 10:00-11:30 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. Three 1/2 hour sessions available10:00-10:30, 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 age ranges.

Last Monday Monthly  29th April 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  8th April 2pm-4pm Thornton Reading Group.  Enjoy book discussions over a brew and biscuit.  New members always welcome.

Every Wednesday 10:00-12:00 Friends of Thornton Library weekly coffee morning with a variety of speakers and activities.

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 2:00-4:00pm Scrabble Club Come along for a friendly game of scrabble, all abilities welcome.

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

1st Saturday monthly  6th April 11:00-12:30 Junior scrabble club.  Our volunteer, Gladys will be on hand to teach you the rules of scrabble and enjoy a game or 2. Suitable for age 10+.

Every other Saturday  6th & 27th April 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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