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.

Special events at Thornton Library

Monday 2nd May 2:30-4:00 Happy Dayz Quintet, enjoy an afternoon of live music featuring tunes and songs from shows, 1950’s to present day. Contact the library to reserve your FREE place.

Wednesday 9th May 2pm Barrow to Baghdad and back, author Philip Caine talks about his fascinating and often dangerous life living and working in remote and hazardous places around the world. FREE event

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Monday 14th May 9:30-12:30 Understanding Dementia, This is a session run by Lancashire Adult Learning and is specifically designed to give people a better awareness and understanding of Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and an insight into this often progressive disease. It will cover what Dementia actually is and the needs of people who have the disease. This event is FREE to all adults over 19, contact the library to reserve a place.

Monday 21st May 1:30-3:30 Poetry People are 15 years old, Bring along your own poetry to read and help them celebrate, there will be coffee and cake.


Saturday 26th May 10:00-12:00 Elmer Day, lots of ‘Elmer’ activities including Stories, colouring and games.  Drop-in and have some fun, suitable for children  2-6 years old.

Regular Events at Thornton Library

Every Monday 10:30-11:30 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. Come along to this free drop in session.

2nd and 3rd Monday Monthly 14th & 21st May 4:00-5:00 Junior Craft Club.  Enjoy learning new craft skills.  Suitable for children aged 6+. Booking essential, £1 per session.

Last Monday Monthly 21st May (due to Bank holiday) 1:30-3:30 Poetry People is 15 years old.  There will be coffee and cake to celebrate, come alone to this friendly, informal poetry group.  This month is open poetry and you are welcomed to read you own poetry. New members always welcome.

Every Tuesday 10:00-10:30 Baby, Toddler Rhyme Time. Come and join us for a fun and interactive event suitable for all pre-school children.

2nd Tuesday Monthly  8th May 2:00-4:00 Thornton Reading Group.  Enjoy book discussions over a brew and biscuit.  New members always welcome.

Every Wednesday 10:00-11:00 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.

Every Wednesday 2:00-4:00 IT help.  If you have any computer queries our volunteer, David, is here to help.  Please contact the library to book a half-hour or hour slot.

Every Wednesday 2:00-2:30 Baby, Toddler Rhyme Time. Come and join us for a fun and interactive event suitable for all pre-school children.

Every Thursday  10:00-12:00 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 swop of ideas.

Every Friday 2:00-2:30 Story Time. Enjoy a half-hour of stories and rhymes.  Suitable for all pre-school children

Every other Saturday 5th & 19th May 9:30-12:30 Warhammer 40K. Enjoy a morning of tactical battles with friends. Suitable for ages 8-17. See a member of staff for more detail.

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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