Latest Library News
Big Draw Exhibition on Film
Artist Megan Clark-Bagnall worked with Poynton Library on
several community art activities for the Big Draw. Gavin
Repton made a film at the Big Draw
exhibition - the culmination of the month of activities.
It is intercut with photos taken over the period and was funded by
the Arts Service. Megan also worked with Disley Library.
In common with many other local authorities, Cheshire East
Council faces significant budget pressures on its services.
Therefore, the Library Service needs to assess demand, to
inform any potential budget proposals and to ensure that changes
are made which fulfil the needs of the people of Cheshire East and
the strategic objectives of the Service.
RedQuadrant, working with The Research Unit, was commissioned to
conduct a robust library survey focussed on customers' demand for a
range of functions across each of our libraries. Questioning
focussed not just on what people think about the Service as it is,
but also on how they would like their libraries to evolve. The
findings are now available in a report, copies of which can be
found at the library.
Reading Well Books on Prescription
On Tuesday 18th June we launched the national Reading Well Books
on Prescription scheme in Cheshire East. This provides free access
to a core list of self-help titles recommended by health
professionals for people with a range of common mental health
conditions, such as anxiety, depression, phobias and some eating
disorders. Books can be borrowed by visiting the library or via
referral from a GP or other health professional. Find out more on
our Reading Well Books on Prescription
page, where you can also find out about Mood Boosting Books and
our other health & wellbeing services and activities.
Libraries' Social Media Policies
The Libraries’ Twitter and Facebook accounts are managed during
office hours on Monday - Friday. Our Cheshire East Libraries
Twitter policy (PDF, 76KB) and Cheshire East Libraries
Facebook policy (PDF, 79KB) outline what you can expect from
IT Suite available for hire
Macclesfield Library now has an IT
suite available for hire by groups or individuals. It is equipped
with ten computers, desks, a screen and projector and an urn is
provided for refreshments. The computers operate on Windows XP and
Microsoft Office XP (with Office 2007 and Microsoft Works
The IT suite can be hired at the rates charged for meeting room hire .
Please note that the library does not currently offer any tutored
courses in the suite.
Please contact Macclesfield Library
for more information or to book the
Several libraries also have
meeting rooms for hire.