Celebration time at Oldham library

Oldham Council Libraries Service is celebrating after it was revealed more than one million visitors walked through their doors between 2018 and 2019.

Oldham Libraries is also the second most visited library service in Greater Manchester, behind Manchester City Council Libraries.

Oldham Library

”Not only did our service come second in Greater Manchester but we’re also the *6th * busiest service across the North West region out of 24 other Library Services, “ they say,

“Each of our 12 libraries across the borough offer a wide array of health, learning and business resources, family and cultural activities, and signposting to partner services that aim to benefit the whole town.

“They also offer residents a range of services and activities, including reading groups, author events, sensory story times, craft workshops, digital activities, cultural events through our live@thelibrary programme and inspiring events such as TEDxOldham and Fun Palaces. “

To further increase both visitor numbers and literacy levels among young people library fines were abolished on all books at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 22 July.

This means library users will no longer be fined for late returns on borrowed books. So, if you have un-returned books collecting dust on your bookshelf or desk and you’ve not been to a library because of the fine, now is your opportunity to return them and borrow some new books.

To find out more about the exciting new activities taking place in Oldham Libraries just sign up to our monthly Love Libraries email. This can be done in your local library, or online by visiting www.oldham.gov.uk/libraries

Or if you’re looking for activities across the borough sign up to the monthly Love Oldham here: www.oldham.gov.uk/email

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