Where we are and when we are open

19, Marford Road,  Wheathampstead, Herts  AL4 8AY


Opening Hours


Monday - Thursday       2pm  -  6pm

Friday                              Closed

Saturday                         9am  -  1pm 

Sunday                           Closed




Our Monthly Themes


Open to all
- each month (when Covid-19 restrictions permit) we have a display on a different theme.

                                  

Wheathampstead Community Library is pleased to let you know that from 19th July the numbers restrictions in the Library are lifted, although we will still ask you to be aware of social distancing and we will keep an eye on things so that we don't become overcrowded. In addition to this you can have as long as you like to browse our shelves, and you can come in and use the public computers without pre-booking.

 

Our Library will remain one where masks are required. This is to safeguard our volunteers, the vast majority of whom are over 65 and sometimes living with vulnerable people, and to safeguard our customers.... in other words, putting meaning to the words 'the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers is paramount'.


 We really look forward to seeing you again, and as soon as our furniture is reinstated in the coming weeks you will be very welcome to come in, sit down, read a paper or magazine and generally do safely what you normally would do in a Library.


Our Summer Reading Challenge will continue and we have been told that our groups should be able to start again in September ...............so watch this space!



Regular events at the library

These will re-start as soon as it's safe to do so - probably in September


Toddler Time

Toddler Time takes place in the library every Monday afternoon in term time at 2.30pm until 2.55pm (designed to fit in with school pick up time). 

This is for children from about 18 months old to three years old. 

Bookstart Bear welcomes the children with his action song.  

Each week there are two or three stories from the library’s children's collection, interspersed with songs and rhymes linked to the different weekly themes,  e.g. counting, colours, on the farm, zoo animals, vehicles, dinosaurs.

 


Baby Rhyme Time


Baby Rhyme Time is currently not running, but we plan to re-start it as soon as possible.  Please check this web page for updates.

When running, Baby Rhyme Time is held in the library  on Thursday mornings in term time between 10.30 and 11.00am.

There is no restriction on age as such, but the target audience is  0 - 18 months as the session focusses on singing and rhyme only.   

But we have found that when older children (i.e. 2 and 3 year olds) come, they enjoy joining in and are also more responsive and helpful to the session - so basically small toddlers are all welcome.