To all the friends of Wheathampstead Community Library


We are sorry that we are still not open but please remember that St Albans, Harpenden and Welwyn are now functioning more or less normally. You can reserve books on line and visit the libraries in person but you do only get 15 minutes to browse and you must wear a mask.

 As for Wheathampstead, well our Risk Assessment day is 19th October 2020. After this the required actions such as the making and setting up of the staff desk screen, the installation of sanitiser points and the movement of some of the bookshelves will take place over the next several weeks. We sincerely hope to be able to open by December but no promises.

 Meanwhile enjoy BorrowBox through which you can access many fiction and non fiction books or go to the larger libraries.

Stay Safe,

The Management Group of WCL


Upcoming online events

Join our Live Facebook event coming up on Thursday 18th February 7.00pm - Elly Griffiths author of Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries on tour.

 Elly will be talking about her new title The Night Hawks/

 Join us FREE on our Facebook page Hertfordshire Libraries - Home | Facebook


Author event.

The Paris Library: a novel of heroism in the quietest of places by Janet Skeslien Charles.

Celebrate the power of reading with a novel inspired by the true story of librarians who risked their lives during the Nazis' war on words. This event will be held on Microsoft Teams on 9th February at 7pm – Tickets £3.00


Polari - the award-winning LGBT Literary Salon with Paul Burston and guests: Showcasing the best in established and emerging LGBT literary talent

Join Hertfordshire Libraries for this online event on Teams on Wednesday 3rd February 7.00pm.

Paul Burston: curator and host of Polari at the Southbank Centre and founder of The Polari First Book Prize for debut writers and The Polari Prize for established writers. In 2016, he featured in the British Council’s Global List of 33 visionary people promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights around the world.


Where we are (when - Covid permitting! - 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 we have a display on a different theme.


Regular events at the library

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.