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Libraries news

Libraries set to increase engagement in art and culture

Published on Friday, 16 March 2018

Coventry’s is part of the West Midlands launch of an exciting new Culture Offer taking place this week in libraries across the region.

Coventry libraries celebrating World Book Day with a week of activities

Published on Wednesday, 28 February 2018

World Book Day takes place every year and is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books, and of course, reading! It is marked by over 100 countries all over the world.

Free educational workshops at Central Library

Published on Tuesday, 24 October 2017

‘Explore Learning’ are offering free educational sessions at for children on Wednesday 25 October at Central Library.

Chemistry fun for families at Coventry Libraries

Published on Friday, 20 October 2017

Children and families are in for a treat this half term as Coventry Libraries will be hosting some free chemistry sessions, where children can have a go at making bath bombs and snow globes!

Older people enjoying a vintage Tea Party at Allesley Park and Bell Green Library

Vintage Tea Parties bring people together for Older People’s Day

Published on Tuesday, 10 October 2017

This year Coventry Libraries organised Book Lovers Vintage Tea Parties at Allesley Park Library and Bell Green Library to mark Older People’s Day.

Ribbon cutting at Hillfields Library

Hillfields Community Library officially opened on WATCH 20th anniversary

Published on Wednesday, 04 October 2017

WATCH (Working Actively to Change Hillfields) celebrated 20 years and also the official re-launch of the Hillfields Community Library within the centre yesterday (Tuesday 3 October).

Coventry teenagers congratulated for helping children in libraries over summer

Published on Friday, 22 September 2017

More than 50 young people were thanked by the Deputy Lord Mayor for their hard work spending the summer holidays helping library staff.

Libraries set to change from 4 September

Published on Wednesday, 23 August 2017

A number of Coventry library services will change from 4 September, including Hillfields Community Library moving location and three other city libraries becoming Volunteer Run libraries.

Free bedtime routine advice from Coventry libraries

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Parents and carers can pick up a free booklet at Coventry libraries offering tips on giving children a regular bedtime routine.

Children set to discover their arty sides in Coventry libraries this Easter

Published on Monday, 03 April 2017

Coventry libraries are offering children the chance to have an arty Easter.

Holbrooks Library set for official opening

Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The brand new Holbrooks Library is having its official opening next week.

Coventry Library becomes Autism-friendly

Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017

Tile Hill Library has re-launched as the first autism-friendly library in the city.

Harry Potter Book Night at Coventry Libraries

Published on Friday, 27 January 2017

Coventry libraries are looking forward to celebrating Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday 2 February.

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Library move shaping up well

Published on Monday, 05 December 2016

Willenhall Library has relocated to the Hagard Community Space and initial signs are looking positive for the new venue - just a short walk from the previous site.

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Libraries and children’s centre changes – still time to consult

Published on Tuesday, 01 November 2016

A consultation is underway which is aiming to make savings of £3.8m across libraries, children’s centres, nurseries and youth services.

Willenhall Library - early signs encouraging

Published on Friday, 14 October 2016

Changes from Phase One of the Connecting Communities programme are underway and one of the examples is changes to the library service in Willenhall.

Spring King at Central library as part of Get it Loud in Libraries

Published on Thursday, 08 September 2016

For those of us who are old enough to remember the Locarno dance hall in Coventry City Centre, now home to Central library, you will remember the legendary music nights.

£3.8m savings target for libraries and children’s centres

Published on Thursday, 18 August 2016

Formal consultation on Coventry City Council's proposals to make £3.8m savings across libraries, children’s centres and youth services is set to be approved by councillors.

Elmer the Elephant is coming to libraries!

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016

Coventry libraries will be celebrating Elmer Day on Saturday 28 May with fun stories, activities and displays across the city.

Free Wi-Fi for all in city libraries

Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Free Wi-Fi is now available for visitors to all city libraries.

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