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Chester Library

Our order and collect service is still available from selected libraries and we have a wide range of eBooks, audio downloads, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eResources free of charge.

Our libraries are now fine-free for children aged 0 to 12 years so they will no longer be charged for any overdue items. Any pre-existing late charges have been removed from their accounts.

Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

Opening hours

  • Monday - Saturday: 8.30am - 7pm
  • Sunday: 9.30am - 6pm

Resources

Storyhouse will provide access to computers, printing, scanning and copying facilities.

Regular activities

Tuesday

  • Rhymetime: 10.30am and 11.30am, weekly. Songs and rhymes for preschool children. Drop in, but arrive early as it gets busy.
  • Family history buddy: Tuesday, 10am – 12pm. Our volunteers will be available in the library to help you to get started on finding out about your family history and answer any queries that you may have.
  • Young readers: 5pm – 6pm, weekly. Chat about all things book-related and contribute to the development of the young adult section of the library. There is no set reading or assignments, just come along and share your thoughts.

Wednesday

  • English conversation group: 5pm - 6pm, fortnightly, in the meeting room. For people who are learning English and school or college and want to practice in a relaxed, social environment. Drop in, no booking required.
  • Adult craft workshops: 11am, monthly. Learn a different craft each month. £4 per session, all materials provided. Booking essential.

Thursday

  • Rhymetime: 10.30am and 11.30am, weekly. Songs and rhymes for preschool children. Drop in, but arrive early as it gets busy.

Friday

  • Not a reading group: 11am – 12pm, face to face session held every four weeks in The Kitchen. There’s no required reading, just friendly discussions about books that we’ve read, those that we’ve enjoyed, those that we would recommend and those we are looking forward to reading.
  • Shared Reading with The Reader: 2pm – 3.30pm, weekly. Shared reading group, bringing people together and stories and poems to life. No pressure to talk or to read aloud, you can simply come along and listen. For more details and to book your place on these sessions, please contact Sheila on 07939 397843. 

Saturday

  • Children’s crafts: 11am – 4pm, weekly. Come and be creative, with lots of new craft ideas to try out.

Sunday

  • Children’s crafts: 11am – 4 pm, weekly. Come and be creative, with lots of new craft ideas to try out.
  • Spanish Storytelling: 11am, fortnightly. Suitable for families. Drop in. 

More information can be found on the Storyhouse website.

Online groups and activities

We are now offering regular online activities, which are available via Zoom (details can be requested using our enquiry form). These activities include:

  • Craft and chat group
  • Not a reading group
  • Zoom book club