Library hours extended as fun-packed summer is well underway

Library hours extended as fun-packed summer is well underway

Wigan Borough’s libraries will be open for even longer as the summer of fun for all the family is well underway.

From Monday, the borough’s community and central libraries will offer extended opening hours for residents to visit and enjoy.

The change comes as library teams deliver an extensive variety of holiday events for families.

Councillor Chris Ready, portfolio holder for communities, said: “Our libraries are brilliant community hubs, and I’m really pleased that residents will be able to enjoy them even more with their new opening hours.

“We have already seen so many fantastic events taking place libraries this summer but the new hours are here to stay, meaning that residents can come and take in what our libraries have to offer all year round.”

The council’s library service is hosting a number of fun, interactive sessions for children over the summer break, including talks from local children’s authors and poets, eco fun days, the opportunity to learn to be a DJ and fun science parties and craft activities.

They are also host to the national summer reading challenge, which is a great opportunity to encourage young people to read for pleasure and receive stickers and medals along the way.

Coun Ready added: “From being able to research your family history, to attending sessions to find community and support your health and wellbeing, there is so much going on at our libraries which are a safe and welcoming space to enjoy in your community.”

Find out more about what’s on in your local library.

Posted on Monday 8th August 2022

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