West Moors Library

west moors library

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.

Contact Us:

T: 01202 873 272  |   E: westmoorslibrary@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Use the West Moors Library link on the Dorset Council site to access the online catalogue, renew borrowings and reserve items for collection at the Library.  

NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY . . . .

In-Library activities re-starting! 

A cautious re-start to the clubs/activities meeting in the Library is now taking place:

> Adult Colouring & Games: two sessions, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month ... 10.30 am - Noon. You MUST pre-book with the Library before attending. Contact details listed above.

> Rhyme Time resumed as of 16th September: There are TWO sessions on a Thursday morning ... 10.30 - 11.00 am and 11.30 - Noon. A maximum of 6 youngsters for each session ( and children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult ), and you MUST pre-book with the Library before attending. Contact details listed above.

> Knit & Natter resumed as of 20th September: There are TWO sessions per week: on Monday and Tuesday, 2.15 - 3.30 pm and there is a maximum number of attendees per session of 8. Therefore, you MUST pre-book with the Library before attending. Contact details listed above.

[ The general listing elsewhere will be updated in due course. ]
[entered: 26/08/2021, brought up to date: 01/10/2021]

Opening Times

Monday: 2.00 - 5.00 pm
Tuesday: 2.00 - 6.30 pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 9.30 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 - 5.00 pm
Friday: 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
Sunday: closed

(Closed on Public Holidays)

Facilities:

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!

Activity in the Library
Entrance doorway to the Library
Brief listing of regular events by day of week

Mondays:

Each Monday: Knit & Natter ... 2.15 - 3.30 pm [ Book ahead with Library - maximum number = 8 ]
[ Note TWO sessions per week & requirement to pre-book. ]

Tuesdays:

Each Tuesday: Knit & Natter... 2.15 - 3.30 pm [ Book ahead with Library - maximum number = 8 ]
[ Note TWO sessions per week & requirement to pre-book. ]

Wednesdays:

[ no event/closed ]

Thursdays:

Each Thursday: Rhyme Time ... 10.30 - 11.00 am and 11.30 - Noon [ maximum 6 children/book ahead ]
[ Note TWO sessions & requirement to pre-book. ]
Second & Fourth Thursday: Adult Colouring & Games ... 10.30 am - Noon [ Book ahead with the Library ]

Fridays:

[ no event ]

Saturdays:

[ no event ]