Bolton Library and Museum Services

We Love Bolton Libraries!

Friday 4 October to Saturday 19 October

We’re holding a series of fabulous events to celebrate what we love about libraries and we’ve got so much to offer we’re continuing until Saturday 19 October!

Saturday 5 October - Brilliant book recommendations. Also performance poetry with ‘That Poetry Bloke,’ Craig Bradley from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Sunday 6 October, 1pm to 3pm - Great Big Family Book Quiz, bring all the family to the Great Family Book Quiz. Test your knowledge of books from past and present.

Monday 7 October, 2.30pm to 4.30pm - Join us at our eLibrary surgery to discover more about the free eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines available with your library card, all welcome, bring your device to get signed up straight away.

Monday 7 October, 6pm to 7pm - New ‘Read to your Bump’ session. Calling all parents-to-be! Come along to our free interactive workshop to find out more about the benefits of reading to your little one, even before they’ve arrived. Pick up some top tips, make a simple black-and-white book and receive a free board book.

Thursday 10 October, 6pm - Bedtime stories! Wear your PJs and bring your teddy. We’ll have chocolate milk and treats.

Friday 11 October, 9am to 1pm - Startup Day 2019 - We're joining together with the Greater Manchester Ask About Business library network and the British Library for Startup Day 2019. Across the region there will be a day of FREE talks, expert workshops and tailored advice to get your business idea off to a flying start.

Saturday 12 October, 1pm to 3pm - Storytelling spectacular - storytellers Simon Sullivan and Richard O’Neill will weave their magical stories around our library spaces.

Sunday 13 October - A visit by Canine Concern who have a ‘Read to Dogs Programme,’ to help children improve their reading. Book on Eventbrite.

Wednesday 16 October, 1pm - An afternoon with crime writer Marnie Riches. Join us for a live discussion about her exciting new crime novel, ‘Tightrope’.

Saturday 19 October, 11am to 3pm - Super Saturday finale. Join us for free family fun. All the events are free and will take place at Bolton Central Library. If you have any queries please ask staff or contact Ask Bolton Libraries on 01204 332853 or email