Congleton Library

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Congleton Library
Market Square
CW12 1ET (Location Map)

Phone: 01260 375550

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Congleton Library

Opening hours

Please note, the Customer Service enquiry desk and the People's Network public computers close down 15 minutes before the library closing time.

Opening Hours for Congleton Library
DayOpening Hours
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09.00 - 13.00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday Closed

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Parking at Congleton Library

Short stay parking is available behind the library (entrance off Market Street). Parking is free after 5.00pm.

Disabled parking

Some disabled parking is situated on Market Square near Congleton Museum, then follow the short path to the library entrance.

Alternatively, disabled parking can be found on the Fairground car park on Market Street (CW12 1BP). From there, disabled access to the lower ground floor of the library is possible (near the bus station); please ring the bell for attention. The library is situated on the upper ground floor, accessible via a lift.

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Elmer Day crafts

Join us on Saturday 26 May and celebrate Elmer Day with crafts and activities between 10.00am and 12.00 noon. Free; no need to book.

Spring Bank Holiday opening hours

Please note that the library will be closed on Monday 28 May for the spring bank holiday.

Congleton and the Battle of Mons

On Tuesday 29 May at 2.30-3.30pm we are hosting a free illustrated talk about the role of The Cheshires; including the cavalry charge at Audregnies, Prisoners of War, and the significance of the retreat. Free event; no need to book in advance.

Jungle crafts

Join us on Friday 1 June at 10.30 for an hour of children's crafts. £1.00 per child. Suitable for ages 3-10 years. Please book as places are limited.

National Bookstart Week, 4-9 June

On Thursday 7 June at 10.30-11.00am we have a Bird Boogie rhymetime for pre-school children with special guest, Mr Bookstart Bear. 50p per ticket; please book in advance.

On Saturday 9 June at 10.00-12.00 noon we have a free drop-in Bird Boogie craft session.

Cupcake Day

Join us on Thursday 14 June at 2.00-3.00pm for a relaxing afternoon with lots of tasty treats for anyone living with dementia and their friends and family.

Micro:bit taster sessions

Want to learn about coding? On Monday 18 June a member of staff will help you get started with the basics, using a fun and simple BBC micro:bit. All ages welcome; keyboard and mouse skills required. Free event for Festival of Learning Week; just drop in between 4.00 and 6.00pm.

Canine capers

On Saturday 23 June at 10.00-11.00am we have a free Festival of Learning Week children's storytime and creative writing event. Meet writer, Jaris Ash, and Cassidy the Dog. Enjoy a story about Cassidy and friends, then have a go at writing your own! Bring along a notepad and pen.

IT buddies

We have IT Buddies available to offer 1:1 computer and Ancestry lessons most days of the week, for only £2.50. Please contact the library for more information and to book.

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Activities at Congleton Library


  • Tea and Story - 2.30-3.30pm - fourth Monday of each month (except Bank Holidays). Relax with refreshments and reading. All welcome


  • Crafternoon Tea - 2.30-3.30pm - monthly on second Tuesday of each month. £1.00 donation towards materials; no need to book
  • Under 5s Storytime - 10.30-11.00am - weekly. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • LEGO Club - 3.30-5.00pm - weekly. Free; children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Under 5s rhymetime - 10.30-11.00am - weekly. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • Family activities - 10.00-12.00 noon - weekly. Join us for free drop-in crafts, games, LEGO or colouring

Other organisations in this library

Congleton Credit Union

A representative will be in the library every Saturday morning between 10.00 and 11.00am.

Congleton and District Horticultural Society

The group meets in the library on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30-9.30pm. Bringing together people who enjoy any aspect of horticulture; be it gardening, growing to show, listening to talks, visiting gardens and much more. A variety of speakers are invited to give a talk at each meeting. Non-members are welcome. £4.00 per meeting; £2.50 for members. Contact 07968 186293 for more information.

Congleton Family History Society

The group meets in the library on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30-9.30pm. Congleton Family History Society consists of family history enthusiasts with a broad knowledge of national and local history.

Congleton History Society

The group meets in the library on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30-9.00pm, from September to May. Meetings typically feature talks by members or visiting speakers. We aim to encourage research and interest in local history and historical subjects in general. Visitors are welcome. £3.00 per meeting, or become a member for just £8.00 per year. Contact or 01260 274 736.

Lip reading

Free class every Wednesday at 10.30am-12.30pm during term time only. Do you or someone you know have hearing loss and feel left out of conversations? Contact Debra at or 07791 951 577.

Macmillan Cancer Support

There is a representative from Macmillan in the library every fortnight on a Wednesday. Drop in between 10.00am and 12.00 noon for advice on treatments, benefits, support groups and more. Contact the library for dates.


There is a Pilates class in the library every Tuesday during term time at 9.30-10.30am. Contact Anne on 07760 226 214 for details and to book.

Police Community Support Officer

The local Police Community Support Officer will hold a surgery in the library once a month. Please contact the library for details of the next visit.

Registration Service

The Registrar is available in the ground floor office at Congleton Library on Mondays and Wednesdays strictly by appointment only. Phone 0300 123 5019 for an appointment.

Saturday coffee mornings

Meet a variety of local clubs, churches and groups in the meeting room most Saturdays between 9.00am and 12.00 noon. Contact the library for more information.

U3A poetry group

The group meets on the third Friday of the month at 11.00am-12.30pm. A friendly poetry reading group for Congleton U3A members.

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