We reported recently on how your beautiful local Library is being renovated and of the temporary relocation to Weaver Hall Museum during these renovations. We’ve been following this over the last few weeks, and now they’ve settled into their temporary home; they offer some incredible events that both bookworms and library newbies will love! Have you visited yet? Do you know where they are and what they offer? We’d love to reconnect you with your local accessible, valuable resource, so as we spring into spring, why not take a look at what they have blooming?
In case you didn’t know, Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse can be found on London Road, Northwich, a short 5-minute drive from the old venue and the postcode you’ll need for your satnav or maps is CW9 8AB; there’s free parking too. You can get the number 4 Northwich Circular bus, or if it’s a nice day and you fancy a walk in the park and along the river, you’ll find Weaver Hall Museum a 15-minute stroll from the town centre and with the specially curated collection of the latest fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children, it’s definitely worth the walk.
As well as beautiful books, they offer internet access via public computers and free Wi-Fi, plus a range of events, activities and groups. Just look at all this great stuff they have going on, right on your doorstep every week:
Art for well-being: 10am – 11.30am, weekly.
- Stories and rhymes for under 5s: 10.30am – 11am and 11.30am – 12pm, weekly
- Digital device sessions: 2pm – 3.30pm, weekly. Learn how to get the most out of your technology, from tablets to smartphones
- English conversation group: 10am – 11.30am, weekly
- Storytelling and crafts: 11am – 12pm, first Wednesday of the month at Costa Coffee in the Odeon. Fun for U5s with Baron’s Quay kids club
- Scrabble club: 2pm – 4pm, weekly
- Lego club: 3.30pm – 4.30pm, weekly
- Baby bounce: 10.30am – 11am and 11.30am – 12 noon, weekly. Singing and rhymes for 0 – 12 months
- Craft and chat: 2pm – 4pm, weekly
- Adult colouring club: 10am – 12pm, weekly
- Library Social: 10.30am – 12pm, first Friday of the month at Sandiway Library (except for school holidays). Coffee, cake and live music from local groups
- Art workshops with local artist Sue Marsden: 2pm – 4pm. Second Friday of the month, currently at Barnton Library
You may be wondering why this is offered. According to Cheshire West and Chester Council, “Our Libraries offer a range of activities and resources to help people lead happier and healthier lives. All of our activities connect with the Five Ways to Wellbeing, which is a great way for everyone to make positive changes to their health, and the way they feel about themselves.” Which we think is a pretty good reason to keep supporting this fantastic resource in its temporary home whilst you wait for the renovations to complete.
Your temporary library location opening times are:
- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
- Thursday and Friday: 9am to 7pm
- Saturday: 9am to 1pm
How can you support this? Well, the most obvious one is to join the library! It is through your support that these incredible public resources can continue to offer all they do to their local communities. You could also join one of the groups in the library, or you may prefer to offer your help by becoming a library volunteer. They’re always looking for new volunteers to help with projects like The Home Library Service, which provides library books and talking books directly to the homes of readers who are unable to collect their own items from a library, or for selecting items for customers, to driving and dropping off items at customers’ homes.
For questions or queries, you can contact the library at 01606 275646 or there’s a wealth of information available on the Chester West and Cheshire website.
We hope this has inspired you to lose yourself in a book.
Northwich has some of the biggest events in Cheshire, below is a just a selection of what we have to offer.