Stockport set for Libraries Week

National libraries week kicks off next week (Monday 5 October) and there are lots of online events for everyone to enjoy.

These include:

  • Monday 5 October at 11am – Storytime with Jenni B. Come and join us on Stockport Libraries Facebook page to watch our Storytime with our resident storyteller Jenni B.
  • Tuesday 6th October at 11am – Little Reads – a live, online Storytime from Manchester Literature Festival on Zoom. To take part please fill in this simple form.
  • Wednesday 7th October at 7pm – Zoom author talk with Andrew Graystone who will discuss his book Faith, Hope and Mischief: Tiny Acts of Rebellion. Register on Eventbrite to participate in this talk here.
  • Thursday 8 October at 11am - Little Reads – a live, online Storytime from Manchester Literature Festival. To take part please fill in this simple form.
  • Friday 9 October at 4pm – Code Club time! Visit our Facebook page to follow our Code Club session.

As well as these events, a limited, covid-secure book borrowing and IT provision is currently offered at seven libraries in Stockport.

The libraries where this is available are:

  • Bramhall
  • Brinnington
  • Cheadle
  • Hazel Grove
  • Marple
  • Reddish
  • The Heatons

If you don’t know which books you would like to read next try our libraries staff picks service. Let library staff know the genres, authors or topics that you like and we will select some books for you. Let us know which library you will collect from, and we will contact you when they are ready to collect.

To make a Staff Picks request you can:

For more information on visiting one of these libraries, and to find out more about our ‘covid-secure’ measures, click here.

Councillor Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Citizen Focus and Engagement at Stockport Council, said: “Libraries Week is always a fantastic time to celebrate our libraries, and although it will look and feel a little different this year, there are plenty of online events for people and families to enjoy.

"And with book borrowing and IT use available in seven of our libraries – where measures are in place to keep staff and the public safe – there is still the opportunity for people to pay a library a visit.”