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. 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 December 2019

Saturday 7th December 11am – 12pm: Children’s Christmas craft and stories, Suitable for children age 5+, booking essential.

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Wednesday 11th December 7:00pm T’was the Night Before Christmas. Presented by Windmill Theatre Workshop.  Get into the Christmas spirit watching a selection of light hearted performances.  £3 per ticket, including refreshments. Booking essential.

17th December 10:00-10:30 Christmas baby, toddler rhyme time.  Christmas songs and rhymes and maybe a special visitor.

Regular Events

1st Saturday monthly 7th December 11am – 12:30pm: 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 Monday 10am – 11:30am: 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 – 6:45pm: IT help – If you have any IT queries our volunteer, Claire, is here to help. Please contact the library to book a half-hour or hour slot or if you are interested in learning how to use a computer? Learn My Way is a FREE basic computer course designed just for you

Every Monday 5pm – 7pm – Card and Games club. An informal and friendly group where you can play traditional, well-loved card and board games, or learn something new. There is always time for a chat, a cup of tea and a biscuit. For adults and older children

Monday 16th December 1:30pm – 3:30pm: Poetry People, a friendly and informal poetry group.  New members always welcome.

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

2nd Tuesday Monthly 10th December 2pm – 4pm: Thornton Reading Group. Enjoy book discussions over a brew and biscuit.  New members always welcome.

Every Wednesday 10am – 12pm: Friends of Thornton Library weekly coffee morning with a variety of speakers and activities.

Every Wednesday 10am – 11am: 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.

NEW – Every Wednesday 2pm – 4pm: IT help – Is there something computer based you would like to do but need assistance with? Our volunteer, Helen, is on hand to help. Please contact the library to book a half-hour or hour slot.

Every Wednesday 2pm – 4pm: 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 10am – 12pm: 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 swap of ideas.

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

Every Saturday 10am – 12:30pm: Warhammer 40K. Enjoy a morning of tactical battles with friends. Suitable for ages 8-17. See a member of staff for more detail.

If you struggle to get to the library because of health or mobility problems then our home library service is available for you.  Please contact the library if you would like any further information.

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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