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Didsbury Library

  1. Address

    692 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, M20 2DN

  2. Telephone

    0161 227 3755

  3. Email

  4. About this library

    One hundred years ago, the generous Scottish-American Andrew Carnegie funded this fabulous library building in Didsbury. And since 1915, when it was opened with a golden key, generations of Didsbury villagers have learned to love stories and learning and literature here.

    Still going strong, his wonderful gift awaits you . . . the books still free, plus DVDs, wifi, local history, reading groups and fun activities for the next generation. What a gift.

  5. Opening times for library

    Computer access within the library will shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.

    • Monday: 9am-8pm
    • Tuesday: 9am-8pm
    • Wednesday: closed
    • Thursday: 9am-5pm
    • Friday: 9am-5pm
    • Saturday: 9am-1pm; 2-5pm

    Bank holidays we are closed.

  6. Parking

    Yes - access to the car park is to the rear of the library, off Barlow Moor Road

  7. Location

  8. Regular Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous every Fridays 12-2pm. Hope for friends and families of problem drinkers or phone for local groups 0207 4030888. Al-anon and alateen.
    • Childrens French books to borrow, alternate Saturdays 2-4.30pm - La Petite Ecole de Manchester is a Saturday school for children from French speaking families from ages 3 to 15 years. We have a small library of French language childrens books to loan – phone library for details; 
    • Colouring and drawing mandalas or other images to relax. Fortnightly Tuesday evening's 6.15-7:45pm. Join us for adult colouring to relax after a stressful day/week. All materials supplied. £1.50 admission fee - booking is not essential and drop-ins are welcome subject to availability. For more information call 07708339083;
    • French library alternate Saturdays, phone library for more information 2-4.30pm;  
    • Good neighbours silver surfers every Wednesday 10-11.30am - over 55s IT drop in session; 
    • Literature group Mondays (1st and 3rd of the month) 12-1.30pm, come along to discuss literature; and  
    • Tiny Tots and Toddler Time (French) Tuesdays 11-11.30am, free story and song session for tots in French! Term time only.

  9. Services

    There may be a charge for some services see fines and charges

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