From a super summer to an awesome autumn at Wigan Borough's libraries

From a super summer to an awesome autumn at Wigan Borough's libraries

With something on offer for all the family, Wigan Borough’s libraries remain the place to be after a busy summer.

 As well as over 40 events – from author visits and curious critters to crafts, DJ’ing and climate education workshops – library staff have been out-and-about hosting story times at Haigh Hall’s national play day.

 But with activity classes, tech support and guidance sessions available all-year round, along with the extensive collection of books and e-books, residents are being encouraged to pop-in to their local site.

 Councillor Chris Ready, portfolio holder for communities, said: “What an absolutely wonderful summer our libraries have had – it’s been brilliant to see so many engaged and smiling faces as young people enjoy everything their local library has to offer.

“While we are fast approaching the end of summer, our libraries remain open and welcoming for residents across the borough.

“From our free computer access to digital support, e-book borrowing service to social groups and classes, there is so much on offer at our libraries and we’d love to see you there over the winter months as somewhere to keep warm and meet some friendly faces.”

Hundreds of children have signed up to a gadgeteers reading challenge this summer, with over 900 dedicated bookworms taking on the challenge to read six books over the summer holidays, winning prizes along the way and being awarded a medal and certificate for completing the task. 

The libraries have also been home to four weeks of the holiday activities and food (HAF) programme – an activity programme which provides children with the opportunity to get involved in fun activities and make friends over the summer months.

Since August, the borough’s community and central libraries have offered extended opening hours for residents to visit and enjoy and these will continue into the winter months.

Posted on Tuesday 6th September 2022

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