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West Kirby Library

The Concourse
West Kirby
CH48 4HX

Tel:  (0151) 606 2665

Email: westkirbylibrary@wirral.gov.uk

Find West Kirby Library on a map

 

Normal Library Opening Times

Monday: 9am - 7.30pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 7.30pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm
Sunday: CLOSED

One Stop Shop Opening Hours

West Kirby library houses a Council One Stop Shop, which is open

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm

 

Facilities

Sound and Vision

DVDs & Talking Books (on CD, MP3 CD, Playaway and cassette) are all available for hire (there is a charge for this service although concessions are available - please contact the library for details). Talking Books are available (and are free in some cases).
A collection of foreign language courses on CD and tape is available.

Computers and IT courses
There are a number of computers available for the public to use and offering internet access. Limited IT support is on hand if required. Free WiFi is available.

Exhibitions
The exhibition space on the first floor hosts regular exhibitions and displays throughout the year. Please speak to a member of staff for further information.

Outreach Advocacy Service
Wirral Society for the Blind and Partially Sighted Outreach Advocacy Service have a drop-in session every fortnight - please contact the library for date of next session.

 

Activities

Toddler Time for Under-5's
Stories, rhymes & simple crafts for the under 5s.
Held every Monday at 2:30pm during term times.

Baby Bounce and Rhyme
Bring your babies along for a fun half-hour of rhymes and music and stay for a chat afterwards. Sessions are run on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00am-10.30am and refreshments are provided. 

Junior Reading Group
West Kirby Wordgobblers meet on the second Monday in the month at 4.15pm (except August). Please contact the library for exact dates due to Bank Holidays and school holidays etc.

Reading is brilliant, exciting and fun and doesn't have to be done on your own! Word gobblers is here so you can join in with others who love reading like you.

If that sounds appealing, you adore books or comics, are aged 7-11 and want to make new friends or meet new people, why not come along to West Kirby Library and tell us all about your favourite reads.

Plus there's biscuits!

Please speak to a member of staff for further information

Get into Reading - Adult Reading Group
- Book At Breakfast, Fridays, 10.00am-11.30am

Knit and Natter
Providing help and advice on knitting given through a very friendly and sociable group. All ages and abilities most welcome. Refreshments are available for a small donation.
Takes place Takes place Friday’s at 10.30am.  Please speak to a member of staff for further information.

Adult Reading Group
The adult reading group meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6pm. An adult crime reading group on the second Tuesday of each month at 2.30pm -3.30pm.
Please contact the library for exact dates and details of the books to be discussed.

Friends of Hoylake and West Kirby Libraries
Friends of Hoylake & West Kirby Libraries organise events throughout the year. Examples include talks, craft demonstrations, coffee mornings & quizzes.
Membership costs £3 per person and £5 per couple and lasts from April until March. Friends also get discounted entrance to events and a regular newsletter.

Riverside Writers
Riverside Writers (a local creative writing group) meet monthly in the library.

French Language Courses
Fun French classes for children take place on Mondays after school – please contact the library for more information.

For details of other events in Wirral libraries see the What's on section of this website.

 

Access Information

There are parking spaces designated for disabled drivers at the rear of the concourse. The library has good access for all users and a lift provides access to the first floor.