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Winsford Library

High Street, Winsford, CW7 2AS

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9.30am - 7pm
  • Tuesday: 9.30am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am - 7pm
  • Friday: 9.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am - 1pm


Other services at your library

Novel Bite Cafe

Serving panini, toasties, jacket potatoes, snacks, cakes and hot and cold drinks.

  • Open term-time Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Telephone: 01606 288844

Novel Bite

Registration service

The Registrar is available for registering births and deaths on Mondays 2pm to 3.45pm and Fridays 9.30am to 12.30pm, by appointment only.

  • Telephone: 0300 123 7037

Weaver Vale Housing Trust - Employment Horizons

Drop in sessions for Weaver Vale tenants on Thursdays, 10am - 12noon. Help is provided with building CVs, filling in application forms and preparing for interviews.

Cheshire Dance

The county headquarters is based upstairs at Winsford Library and uses the two dance floors in the building on a regular basis. Cheshire Dance Workshop organise dance sessions and workshops throughout the county.

  • Telephone: 01606 861770
  • Creative Movers: dance sessions for four to eight years olds, 4.30pm - 5.30pm on Mondays term - time, £3 per session
  • Cheshire Dance Junior Performance Group: term time Wednesdays 4.30pm - 5.30pm, for 8 to 11 year olds, £20 per term
  • Dance 4 All: term time Thursdays 5pm - 6pm, for 10 years plus, £3 per session

Young People's Service

The Young People's Service supports young people to help them plan for the future and make the most of their life and career opportunities. Available Tuesday and Thursday 1pm - 5pm and Friday 1pm - 4.30pm.

Regular library activities


  • Rhyme-time for the Under 5s (free)
    10.30am - 11am, weekly.
  • U3A Art appreciation group
    2.30pm - 3.30pm, third Monday of the month.
  • Family Colouring Club
    3.30pm – 5pm, weekly. For all ages. 
  • Ju-Jitsu
     7pm - 8.30pm juniors (6 to 16 years), 8.30pm - 9.45pm seniors. Charged.


  • Jabberjacks
    Fun and dance for preschoolers - 10am to 10.45am, term time only. Charged.
  • Baby Bounce
    10.30am – 11am, weekly. Singing and rhymes for babies 0 - 12 months.
  • Afternoon reading group (free)
    2pm - 3.15pm, weekly.


  • Adult Crafts
    1pm – 3pm, weekly. Come and share your talents with others.
  • Storytime for older children (5 to 9 years old)
    3.30pm to 4pm.


  • Councillor surgery (Winsford, Over and Verdin)
    10am – 12pm, third Thursday of the month. Come and talk to your local ward councillors about community issues.
  • Storytime for the Under 5s (free)
    10.30am - 11am, weekly
  • U3A Local History group
    2pm - 3pm, third Thursday of the month.
  • Reading group
    5.45pm - 6.45pm, every third Thursday. All newcomers welcome.
  • Creative writing group
    5.45pm -6.45pm, alternate Thursdays. Free, no need to book. Check with the library for more details.


  • U3A Scrabble group
    10.30am - 12pm, first and third Fridays in the month.
  • U3A Keep Fit group
    10am - 11am. first, third and fifth Fridays of the month.
  • U3A Reading group
    11am - 12pm, first Friday of the month.
  • U3A Coffee morning:
    11am - 12pm, second and fourth Fridays of the month.
  • Lego Club 
    2.30pm – 4.30pm, weekly. Duplo is also available.
  • Reading group
    Weekly 2pm - 6.45pm. Join our informal reading group to read aloud and chat about books. Not forgetting the coffee and cake. 50p per week plus £1 reservation charge for each book we read. Places are limited, if you would like to join the group contact the library.


  • Children's crafts
    A different fun thing to make each week. 9.45am to 12.30pm - free.
  • Councillor surgery (Winsford and Wharton)
    10am – 12pm, first Saturday of the month - come and talk to your local ward councillors about community issues
  • Councillor surgery (Town Council)
    10am – 12pm, second Saturday of the month - come and talk to your town councillors about community issues

Where is the library? How do I get there?

The library is situated on the High Street dual-carriageway that runs through Winsford. It is opposite High Street Primary School and between the Dingle Recreation Centre and the Health Centre, to the left of the entrance to Winsford Cross Shopping Centre.

Public transport
There is a bus stop directly outside the library for the 28-31 Northwich-Winsford-Crewe buses. Phone Cheshire Traveline on 0845 140 2666, 8am - 8pm, for further information. The railway station is over a mile away, with a bus service to the town centre. Please phone the National Rail Enquiry Line on 08457 484950 for train details.

The library has its own car park behind the building. Alternatively, short-stay parking is available from town car parks.

Disabled parking
There are two disabled parking spaces in the library car park.


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