Your communityLibraries bring people together

Gathering with people is good for you. With activities and groups for all ages and interests, the modern library is a community hub for everyone.

Community is free at the library

Today’s library offers books, learning and ways to connect with people. The range of activities, events and services means you’re likely to find people who enjoy similar things to you.

For parents and carers of young children, free story times and rhyme times offer the chance for you to meet other parents, and for your child to start learning how to relate to others. Older kids can meet friends old and new at LEGO groups, colouring sessions, reading challenges, craft clubs and more.

The library is a social hub for everyone. You might find groups for crafters, gardeners, readers, artists, quizzers, slimmers, writers or local historians. What will you discover at the library?

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Gathering is good for you

Keeping in contact with people in the real world is good for your health. Sharing an activity, meeting new people or just having a chat can help your self-confidence, cheer you up and give you something to look forward to.

It’s not uncommon for people to lose contact with friends and family as life circumstances change - for example, if you have people who rely on your care, or if you become less mobile.

The benefits of maintaining a social life are worth the effort, because relationships and shared experiences are good for our wellbeing and quality of life. You don’t need to have a packed social calendar - just having a regular slot in your week to spend time with people can make a difference to how you feel.

The library wants to help everyone get the most out of life, which is why it has a programme of events and activities for you to explore.

Get the most up-to-date information about your library by finding your local library and contacting the staff directly.

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