Activities in libraries in Wyre over the summer

Friday, August 17, 2018

Libraries in Wyre are offering a wide variety of free activities over the summer that are suitable for families and adults alike.

Activities that visitors to Fleetwood Library can enjoy include a regular Art Group. This group meets every Friday from 2.30pm to 4pm to share their passion for art. All ages and abilities are welcome.

A Cryptic Crossword Club is also held at Fleetwood Library from 10.30am to 11.30am on a Thursday once a month. Anyone interested can join an avid group of puzzlers. Help is also available for keen beginners.

Knott End Library runs a Creative Writing Group each Friday from 2pm to 3pm. Writers of all abilities are welcome to listen, pick up tips, and to share their work with other like-minded people.

A Crochet Group is also available at Knott End Library. The group runs every Tuesday from 9.30am to 12 noon and people of all abilities are welcome.

A Make the Most of Your Tablet group is also available at Thornton Library. Two sessions are available each Monday morning at 10.30am to 11am or 11am to 11.30am. Help is available for anyone new to using a tablet to increase their skill and utilise more of the features.

An Adult Craft Group is also available every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon at Thornton Library. Whether you are a new or a more experienced craft lovely, this friendly group is available to swap ideas and to socialise at the same time.

Garstang Library holds a Beatrix Potter Storytime and Rhymes session on Friday afternoons at 2pm to 2.30pm. Under 5s can listen to Beatrix themed stories and rhymes.

A Code Club is held at Garstang Library every Thursday from 2.45pm to 4pm. Crayons and pens are provided if required.

Two sessions of Mindfulness a month are available at Poulton Library. From 5.30pm to 6.45pm, both practice and discussion are offered.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "We've got so many really enjoyable and interesting activities to do, and groups to join, in our libraries, whether you want to have fun or learn something new.

"These range from groups who encourage a shared love of reading, to improving your skills at Scrabble, and indulging a love of sewing or knitting.

"There's also many opportunities for adults to gain support to learn new skills to help to apply for jobs, or to help them to use digital skills more in their life."

Taking part in many of the activities will be free, to make them as easy and accessible as possible. Some could have a small charge to cover the costs of the materials to be used.

There's no need to book many of the activities, you can just visit the library to join in.

Booking a place will be essential for some of the activities though, as ticket numbers are limited. For more information, to find out if costs apply and if booking is required phone 0300 123 6703, email or call in to a library in Wyre.

All of the activities are offered in addition to the thousands of books that are available to borrow from each library. The titles are changed regularly, with new ones being added frequently. Books can also be ordered. A variety of audio books and CDs are also available.

Anyone who lives in the UK can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person. Membership is free and there are no age restrictions.

For more information, go to or call 0300 123 6703.


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