Acclaimed author visits Chester Lane Library

Sunday Times best-selling author, Carol Drinkwater, visited St Helens last Friday evening (28 July) to talk about her life as a successful author, actress… and farmer. Known for her award-winning portrayal of Helen Herriot in the television adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small; for her five part documentary film series, The Olive Route; and … Read more

Formby Talk ‘From Mountaineering to the Paralympics’

At the next monthly talk at Formby Library on Tuesday, August 8, we’ll be hearing from Paralympic athlete, Deborah Cornwall. You are invited to join Deborah and her assistance dog Dillon, to hear about her fun, thought-provoking and interesting journey from a sports crazy young woman, through to a life changing accident and different life … Read more

Author receives Lancashire Book of the Year Award

The winner of Lancashire’s Book of the Year Award recently attended a prestigious presentation ceremony at the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Darwin Building to receive the accolade. Now in its 31st year, it remains one of the few book awards where young people themselves are totally responsible for drawing up the shortlist and choosing … Read more

Shared Reading Information Workshop

Formby Library will be holding a free, Shared Reading Information Workshop on Friday, August 4 and they would be delighted if you could join them. The Shared Reading North West project is a collaborative community-led project which works in partnership with organisations and individuals who would like to bring Shared Reading to their communities, providing … Read more

Kids can code from Scratch with free library sessions

Free coding sessions are being offered to children across Wigan Borough this summer as part of Wigan Libraries’ summer activity programme. The sessions explore the wonderful world of ‘Scratch’, a free visual programming language, helping to boost coding skills through creating a fun and exciting game. Starring Wigan Libraries’ mascot ‘Ollie the Alien’, the interactive … Read more

Children invited to join Animal Agents in libraries

St Helens Libraries Service is calling on children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Animal Agents, the national Summer Reading Challenge 2017. The Summer Reading Challenge challenges children to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays – a time when children’s literacy skills traditionally dip. … Read more