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World Book Day

Children from Barlow Hall Primary School having fun in the Library on World Book Day.
Children from Barlow Hall Primary School having fun in the Library on World Book Day.

We’ve been celebrating world book day today; Cat, Fay and Khin-thant were delighted to welcome Anne-Marie Mendieta, Reading Recovery Teacher, Barlow Hall Primary School and 38 children, accompanied by Staff and Parents to the Library. Each Child was given a free book to celebrate World Book Day and we had a lot of fun with stories and arts and crafts, and the opportunity to join the Library.

If you would like to find out more about world book day http://www.worldbookday.com/news-press/news/ CIMG0850

National Library Day: Saturday 7th February!!!

On Saturday 7th February our library volunteers will be on hand from 9.30am – 12.30pm to help you celebrate National Library Day with us at Barlow Moor Community Library!!!

Also, we will be having a VERY special visit from BookStart Bear himself!  So please bring your under 5’s along to meet him and perhaps take a picture!!!

There will also be other FREE activities on offer, such as storytelling, craft making and IT taster sessions. To view our flyer please click on this link : BCL national libraries day poster (1)

To mark BARLOW MOOR COMMUNITY LIBRARY’s 1st YEAR ANNIVERSARY,  BookStart Bear has also kindly agreed to launch our regular Saturday Story Time, which will be run by our volunteers every Saturday morning from 14th February.

Please note that Saturday Story Time will be from 11.00 a.m. till 11.30 for young children up to the age of 7, who must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling at Seconday school.

Did you know we have free internet access and the use of 8 PCs in the library, with no need to pre-book?

So if you haven’t yet made plans for this Saturday morning, we hope you will come along and support your community library, it’s here for you!


Learner and Library Open Day!!!

Come along TODAY from 10.00 a.m. till 2.00 p.m. to find out about learning opportunities at our community centre and beyond this Autumn.

There’s a chance to meet Karen, our new Digital Tutor to find out about online learning.

Our volunteer advisers Muna and Julie will be available to explain what guidance they can offer on Social Welfare and Legal issues.

If you would like to join the library, Khin Thant, our library volunteer can show you how.

Also exhibiting are: Southway Housing Trust, the Careers Service, Manchester College, Manchester Food Bank amongst others.

So come and pick up lots of information about what is happening locally for yourself and someone you know.

We hope to see you later!

Barlow Moor Community Outreach Library Now Open on Saturday Mornings!

Thanks to the commitment of our valiant volunteers, we are happy to announce that our community library is now open on Saturdays, starting from 27th September. 

Our library will be open to the public from 9.30 till 12 noon every Saturday, providing access to FREE internet use as well as the lending library provision via the self-service machine.

So whether you are popping into the centre to see your local Councillor, or you are paying into your Credit Union account, you can now borrow books during the same visit.

Mid-week opening times:

  • Mondays: 9.30 a.m. till 12 noon and 1.30 p.m. till 4.00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9.30 a.m. till 12 noon and 1.30 p.m. till 4.00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9.30 a.m. till 12 noon and 1.30 p.m. till 4.00 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9.30 a.m. till 12 noon and 1.30 p.m. till 4.00 p.m.

Please note that the library is CLOSED on WEDNESDAYS

To enquire about becoming a library volunteer please email: joyce@barlowmoorca.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mythical Maze – Summer Reading Challenge 2014

Today sees the start of a 6 week reading challenge in our volunteer led community library. Children aged 4-11 years can sign up from today, Monday 14th July until Friday 29th August.

There are lots of little rewards to motivate your children to read 6 books in 6 weeks as part of the Mythical Maze challenge!

There is also a fold up poster to collect and they get to complete their own maze with stickers as they complete each book…and it is all FREE!!

So bring your kids in today and give them a head start to winning all our wonderful reading rewards!