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

Your Library needs you

After a very successful first few years as a community library, and now having moved to the Fire Station nearer the centre of the village, the library has space for a few more volunteers.  Training is of course given, and your commitment can be tailored to what time you have available - sometimes only every other week. 

It's a great opportunity to do something really useful for the village and to meet other people.  The library has become one of the centres of village life, with lots going on and groups for all ages. 

If you think this is something which might interest you then please get in touch via this website (see the foot of this page) or by phoning 07957 643647.


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 now open once again following the temporary closure caused by Covid-19.

We really look forward to seeing you again. Please drop in and make use of the library.  

Please note: Our Library remains 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'.


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 takes place at 10.30 am on Thursday mornings during term time. 

Weekly half-hour sessions are welcoming, interactive and include songs, rhymes and story time for babies and new mums.  You'll be introduced to a specialist baby-development guest each week and meet with other families.

To register your attendance please either email:


or text: 07961 198028


Space is limited to ensure everyone has enough room to feel comfortable and enjoy each session.  Following Covid guidelines, it's important for families not to attend if they are showing any signs of illness or have been in contact with anyone who may have a virus or is self-isolating.

  • Entry is FREE (donations welcome)
  • To register your attendance for a session, please email msmbryce@aol.com or text 07961 198028 with your name, baby age/name, date you will attend, email address and your postcode.
  • Places are limited, so if you are unable to attend for any reason please cancel your registration via email or text, and we can then offer your place to someone else.
  • Sessions are held at 10.30 am every Thursday, term time only, at Wheathampstead Community Library.  Library borrowing facilities will not be available during these sessions.
  • Parking is available within walking distance of the library, at the Memorial Hall car park or at East Lane car park adjacent to the Bull.