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About Us

The community library opened in 2012 after the closure of the public library in 2011.

Our aim has been to open to as many people as possible as a community asset. Besides the library, we run a jigsaw puzzle group, a Lego club, and craft activities. Our space is available for hire, and current regular users include Marlfield WI, Infernal Twangers, Woolston Eyes, the Trefoil Guild and Friday Craft.

We host regular events such as quizzes, wine and whisky tasting, and book and puzzle sales.

Operated entirely by volunteers, we are financially independent, with our income being generated by our own library activities and ‘Friends of Grappenhall Library membership.

What's On & Events Calendar

Events are a great opportunity to get together as a community.

We run a wide range of events throughout the year. There are regular book and jigsaw puzzle sales, quizzes, wine tasting, musical evenings, and many one-off events. 

Events are an important part of the library's funding but they are great fun to attend. 

Money raised goes towards the general funding of the library or for specific projects.  

Please see our noticeboards inside and outside the library for any upcoming events.

Room Hire

The Library is available for hire by the hour on a regular or one-off basis.

The main room is 6m x 9m and can accommodate up to 50 people.  Tables and chairs are available. The room is not suitable for children’s parties. There is a kitchen. In fine weather, we use our garden and outdoor seating.

We support local groups and want to encourage amenities within our community.

There is a link below to our terms and conditions of hire.

For further enquires please get in touch with us

Membership | Joining The Library

How it works

To borrow books you first need to be a member of the library. Borrowing membership is free, just complete a form – available from the library – and we will upload your details.

For junior membership (under 16) we require parental details and authorisation. 

We use these details to keep members informed about events and important dates, you can opt out of this if you wish.

Our History

We are situated in the midst of the residential area of Grappenhall. Run totally by volunteers we offer library services, a variety of social groups and have options for hire of our facilities for other local groups.

Grappenhall Library was previously a council-run library since 1959, when the site was gifted to the council and local community by the family of Mrs Frances Morrey, specifically for the building and use of a Library.

Warrington Council closed the library in 2O11 and it was reopened by community volunteers in 2012.

We are a self-funding charity. Our book lending facilities are free; we make charges for our activities and events. There is a ‘Friends of Grappenhall Community Library group that anyone may join by annual subscription. Funds raised from all sources are used to support the operations of the building and gardens.

    How to Volunteer

    We have a wide range of volunteers who help throughout the organisation. This encompasses many roles and skills from the obvious ones working in the library to running or belonging to different activity groups: accounting, gardening, publicity, IT, trustees, events and many other opportunities. People can support the library, from home in a variety of roles.

    If you are interested in being involved then please contact us or come in for a chat.