Handforth Library

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Handforth Library

The Green
Wilmslow Road
SK9 3ES (Location Map)

Phone: 01625 378272
Fax: 01625 524390
Email: libraries@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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Handforth Library

Opening hours

Please note, the Customer Service enquiry desk closes 15 minutes before the library closing time.

Handforth Library Opening hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday 09.30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 19:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 13:00
Sunday Closed

Other libraries nearby

Handforth library is currently closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

The following local library is open on Wednesdays:

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Parking is available behind the library. Other parking is signposted in the village.

Disabled parking

Parking is available behind the library.

What's New?

LEGO club

Our LEGO Club goes back to normal in September starting on Tuesday 26 September at 4.00-5.00pm then Saturday 30 September at 10.00-11.00am. Free, drop-in events.

Get Online Week 2017

We have several free events planned during the week:

  • Monday 2 October at 10.00-12.00 noon, Library iTea and Chat. Discover our e-resources and online services at this drop-in session. Refreshments available
  • Tuesday 3 October at 9.45-10.45am, Learn my Way. Get started with online basics at this introductory session. Please book in advance
  • Thursday 5 October at 2.30-3.30pm, Learn my Way. Get started with online basics at this introductory session. Please book in advance

Libraries Week 2017

Help us celebrate libraries by coming to one of our free events during the week:

  • Monday 9 October at 2.30-3.00pm, Storytime for preschool children and their parents/carers 
  • Friday 13 October at 10.30-11.30am, Story and Tea for adults. drop in, relax with refreshments and enjoy short readings

Story and tea for adults

Join us on Friday 13 October at 10.30am for an hour of short readings and refreshments. Just drop in, relax and enjoy.

Chester Zoo safari rangers

On Monday 23 October the Safari Rangers will be visiting at 2.00-2.50pm. This is a free talk for children aged 5-10 years. Please book as places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Lego club

On Tuesday 24 October we have a special half-term LEGO Club at 4.00-5.00pm. Just drop in and join in the fun.

Our regular LEGO Clubs will be on Tuesday 31 October, with a spooky theme so come in your Halloween costumes.

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Activities at Handforth Library


  • Storytime for under 5s - 2.30-3.00pm - weekly in term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • Book Lovers' Group - 5.30-6.30pm - monthly on the third Tuesday of every month. Free; donations welcome. Next date is 17 October on theme of Careers
  • LEGO Club - 4.00pm - monthly on the last Tuesday of every month. Drop-in; no need to book. Next dates are 26 September, 24 October and 31 October
  • Under 5s rhymetime - 11.00-11.30am - weekly in term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • IT Buddy - 2.15pm-3.15pm - weekly. Please contact the library to book a place. £2.00 for one hour


  • LEGO Club - 10.00am - monthly on the last Saturday of every month. Next dates are 30 September and 28 October

Other organisations in the library

Hampers of Hope

Hampers of Hope is a charity that provides food hampers to people in crisis, as well as offering other services such as job clubs, budgeting advice, cookery and parenting classes through their Hope Centres. You can find out more about their work on the Hampers of Hope website. If you would like to donate food to the charity, we now have a food donation bin available in the library.

Work club

If you need support getting back into work why not join us at Handforth Library on alternate Thursdays between 10.00am and 12.00 noon? You can access the latest jobs online and search the local papers for work. Advisors can help with CV writing, application forms, and the Universal JobMatch website.

The club is run in conjunction with Congleton Learning Centre. Contact Cath or Gail on 01260 290 682 or 07580 724 932 for more information.