Werrington LibraryBack to Activities
Books and reading are one of life’s pleasures. Libraries also host a range of activities for all ages including crafts, computer skills, volunteering and socialising. The Werrington Library is handily located off the edge of the Werrington Centre car park, with bus stops nearby.
This activity is good for wellbeing because
- Getting lost in a good book can reduce stress, give you enjoyment, and help you learn about people, places, ideas, and things you didn’t know!
- Libraries are great places to find out about and access things going on in the local community
- Libraries hold events and activities that can be good for socialising with others
‘The library is a lovely space. You can find nooks for quiet reading and studying, or join in all sorts of fun activities – a lot more goes on than you’d think!’
How to contact
Where to go
1 Sutton Ct
Peterborough PE4 6GG
What to expect?
In the library there is a main desk where you will usually find a friendly and informative library assistant. They can help you find all sorts of information, from particular books or audio books to community services.
There are many books in languages other than English which are held at the Central Library; members can reserve them to be collected at this branch or any other local branch. Instructions on the book check-out machine are available in a large range of languages which can be selected.
In addition to books, videos and other materials, the library hosts a wide range of activities for all ages including:
- Children’s Rhyme Time and Storytime
- Children’s crafts
- Knit & Natter; Bitch & Stitch groups
- Friends of Werrington Library meets for coffee and is also very active in fundraising and other efforts to support the library
- Eight reading groups
- Basic computer skills courses; general computer help
- Computer use and wifi access: free for two hours for members
- There are free-to-use study areas
- Two PCs with scanners (non-members will need to pay a small fee to use the computers); printing and copying
Access to the library is wheelchair-friendly.
There are public toilets, including a disabled toilet and baby change room.
There is free parking in the Werrington Centre. Access to the library is at the end of the carpark opposite the Tesco Superstore, next to the Ken Stimpson Community School, and is signposted. See photos and videos at the bottom of this page. There are a few disabled car spaces immediately outside of the library; access is down Hall Lane and Fox Covet. Ring the library for more details.
On the libraries website, you will find lots of opportunities to browse online through Peterborough’s 10 sites across the city combined with the mobile library service, or see what other services they run.
People can also enjoy regular activities, access free internet, or enjoy ‘quiet spaces’ to get some peace and quiet to enjoy your reading or study time.
Librarians are also great at helping you find information you need! For example, they have some excellent health and wellbeing books for teens and children.
The library also has a variety of volunteering opportunities, from helping out with activities, to admin, working with books, and more. Contact them to see what is available.
Access to the library and most activities is free.
People must become a member (free) to borrow library materials and use the computers. Find out how to join on their website.
Find opening hours for all the libraries on this page.
If you are not a library member, you can pay a small fee to use the computers.
There are colour and black-and-white photocopiers and printers, which require a small fee per page.
Walking into the library entrance:
Have a quick look around the library…