West Moors Library . . .




> NEW! Thursday 25th April: Memory Box Session: 2.30 - 3.30 pm. The 'Memory Box Project' aims to encourage, support and share memories with people living with dementia. Funded by the National Lottery, this service is provided by The Wessex Heritage Trust and is offered free-of-charge. Come along to share reminiscences of times past in the friendly setting of your local Library. There will be monthly meetings on a Tuesday (2.30 - 3.30 pm) thereafter - see below. For more on the work of  Wessex Heritage Trust, see their web site . . . HERE
Tuesday 28th May:
2.30 - 3.30 pm. Half-term activity - "The Tiger who came to tea", stories & crafts. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent / carer and you MUST book ahead with the Library before attending. 
West Moors library has been on its current site for over 40 years. During this time it has changed dramatically. In 2003 an extension was added to provide computer facilities and a meeting area during and out of opening hours. Money was bequeathed to the Parish Council by Daphne Harrison which was used for the building whilst Dorset County Council library service provided the computer facilities.
The Library is centrally located on Station Road, at the corner with Moorlands Road. It is conveniently adjacent to the local shopping centre. Access to the building is easy to obtain for those with mobility restrictions - with door-activation pads for wheelchair users. There is a small car park at the rear.
Along with the building the library service too has been transformed. No longer are you expected to be very quiet - in fact you are encouraged to join in the many events we host. Self-service machines were introduced several years ago and all computers recently upgraded. We have also had the outside of the building recently refurbished with new windows and pathway and inside new heating system and up dated lighting.
We now see ourselves as an information point and community facility. Books are no longer the only thing we offer!

Three typical groups in Library

What's on in your Library:
For adults we have reading groups, computer sessionscolouring and coffee mornings, Knit and Natter groups and Ancestry sessions. Also, every second and fourth Tuesday - Games & Puzzles: contact the Library for more detail on all of these activites and see list below.
Pre-school children can take part every week in our Rhyme Time session. We are also running a Code Club based on computers for 9 - 11 year olds: when available, these will run on Saturday mornings. Contact the Library for details. And new from 2018, Lego Club!
We also offer children's groups the opportunity to visit the library for sessions based on books and crafts.
Details, times, days-of-the-week etc., are listed below . . . though remember that some sessions may not run over public holiday weekends etc. Check with the Librarian for details.
Regular events:
[ Check with the Library to make sure any particular activity is available as changes do occur from time-to-time: every attempt will be made to keep the listing below up to date.]
Every Monday (except PH):
[ 2.00 - 3.30 pm ]
Knit & Natter:
Friendly group of knitters: drop in an join them - and have a coffee!
Every Tuesday:
[ 4.30 - 5.30 pm ]
Lego club:
Come and have fun as well as learning a skill. Includes stories, activities & building projects: ages 6 - 11 (children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent/carer): contact the Library for more information.

Every Second & Fourth Tuesday:
[ 2.30 pm onwards ]
Board Games & Puzzles:
Enjoy a game of Scrabble, Boggle, dominoes (or whatever takes your fancy); refreshments are provided.
Third Tuesday of month:
[ 2.00 - 4.00 pm BOOK AHEAD! ]
Ancestry sessions:
Pre-booked help with the use of the internet to research your family tree! Contact the Library for more information & to book a half-hour session.
Monthly, on a Tuesday (see "What's On Soon" listing elsewhere):
[ 2.30 - 3.30 pm ]

Memory Box:
Providing an opportunity to share memories with others: for dates, see the "What's On Soon" listing on this web site . . . HERE.

Every Thursday:
[ 10.30 - 11.15 am ]
Rhyme Time:
For babies & toddlers (pre-school; under 4s): stories & sing-along.
Every Thursday:
[ afternoon 
Digital Champion sessions:
Pre-booked access to someone experienced with the intricacies of using a computer - whether PC, laptop or tablet; sessions last around 45 minutes. Call the Library for information & to make sure a session is available.
[Also available on Friday mornings (fortnightly, see below) - contact the Library for more information].
Second & Fourth Thursdays of month:
[ 10.00 - 11.30 am ]
Coffee morning & Adult Colouring:
drop in for a chat - and to wield those colouring sticks!
Second & Fourth Fridays of month:
[ 10.00 am - 12.30 pm BOOK AHEAD!]
Digital Champion sessions:
Pre-booked access to someone experienced with the intricacies of using a computer - whether PC, laptop or tablet; sessions last around 45 minutes. Call the Library for information & to make sure a session is available.
[Also available on Thursday afternoons - contact the Library for more information].
First Saturday of the month:
[ 10.00 - 11.00 am ]
District / County councillor consultations:
Regular session when you can meet your local representatives and discuss issues that affect you. [There may be changes from April 2019 when the new Dorset-wide authority comes into being.]
[ 10.00 - 11.00 &
 11.15 am - 12.15 pm ]
Code Club:
For ages 9 - 11: learn computer programming: contact the Library for more detail & to find out when the Club is in session.
[ 10.00 - Noon ]
Duplo Club:
For ages under 5 (with parents / carers remaining): enjoy a morning with you youngster discovering exciting things to make with Duplo.

In addition, the local Member of Parliament will hold periodic 'surgeries' in the Library. Details will be listed in the Diary and "What's On Soon" sections of this site when available.

For more information please contact the library as below . . . or call in!

Normal opening times (closed on Sundays & Public Holidays):
Mondays 2.00 - 5.00 pm
Tuesdays 2.00 - 6.30 pm
Wednesdays CLOSED
Thursdays 9.30 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 - 5.00 pm 
Fridays 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Saturdays 10.00 am - 12.30 pm


T: 01202 873 272

E: westmoorslibrary@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Web page on Dorset Council site . . . HERE
Use this link to access the on-line catalogue, renew borrowings, and reserve items to be ready for collection at this library.