Neston Library is on Parkgate Road just down from The Cross. It is free to become a member and you can join in person or online. We offer local and virtual access to a wealth of resources. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always here to help you find books or information.
July 13 2020 Re-opening with new times:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 – 1, 2 – 5
Tuesday, Friday 2 – 6
Saturday 10 – 1
You can access Cheshire West Council Services here through the Customer Servicesstaff at the Library, allowing you to sort out queries from council tax, to parking permits. We have an i-Connect Video Kiosk which enables you to speak directly to a Customer Advisor at the Customer Contact Centre in Winsford, allowing you to ask for advice about Housing Benefit too.
The Plus Dane Housing Officer for Neston is now based at the library. Plus Dane hold rent surgeries every Thursday for tenants.
Neston Library may have been built in 1907 but we have changed a lot since then. (It is the last remaining Carnegie library in Cheshire and was built thanks to the generosity of Andrew Carnegie ‘the patron saint of libraries’ and the dedication of local people.)
Incorporating self-service machines into the library allows staff to spend more time helping our users and running activities such as reading groups, story times, class visits and local history sessions. We have a huge number of online services which you can access from your home 24 hours a day, such as a music streaming site called Naxos. Our latest service is OneClick Digital which enables you to download audio-books free! Additionally you can download e-books from home (ask staff for more details)
We have, of course, a brilliant range of books for all ages and tastes, with friendly skilled staff who will help find the right book for you, whether it’s the latest best-seller or that quirky little gem.
If you want to find out about Neston we have a fascinating local history library which includes the collection of the late David Scott and lots of old photographs of the area.
As a library member you are entitled to free computer access for up to an hour every day which includes use of all our e-Resources. Subscriptions include Ancestry.com (library edition), Which? Online, Theory Test Pro and The Times Digital Archive. For those who need extra help with computers we have IT Buddies Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10 – 12, Friday 5.30 – 7. Also available are the latest releases on DVD, Wii and Nintendo DS and every Tuesday and Friday between 5.30 and 6.30 pm is Happy Hour with 2 for 1 hire on all CDs, DVDs, Games and Talking Books (cheapest item free).
There is always something going at the library, whether it is story time, author visits, poetry evenings, live music or murder! During the school holidays there are activities for children from storytellers and dragons, to meeting snakes and tarantulas. Every summer we take part in the Summer Reading Challenge.
Adult colouring club on alternate Mondays 10 -11.30
Knit and natter on alternate Mondays 10 – 11.30
Lego Club for young people on alternate Saturdays 10 – 11.30
The library has a very active Friends group who always welcome new members. They put on a wide variety of events throughout the year as well as looking after the sensory garden and Centenary mosaic. The Friends usually meet monthly in the library. You can join the Friends and be added to the mailing list for all the latest events and happenings. Please email the library if you would like to be included.
We have two reading groups – one on a Tuesday (3.30 – 4.30 p.m.) and the other on a Friday* (10 – 11 a.m.)*. They meet on the last Tuesday and Friday of each month (except December – 19th and 22nd). Why not join us for a relaxed get-together and discussion about the book of the month. No need to book (!) – just turn up. *Change of time from June 2018*.
Why not pop in to see us? You will always receive a warm welcome.