Big Friendly Read, Summer 2016 Competition Winners

We thought that all of the entries to this year’s Dahl themed Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge competiton were excellent.We had such a fun time looking at them all, but we thought… Continue reading

The Pantaloons present Romeo and Juliet

The Pantaloons present ROMEO & JULIET Romance. Swordfights. Potions. Tragically slow messengers… The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons give Shakespeare’s tale of ill-fated love a fresh twist! A delightfully inventive take featuring live music, audience interaction… Continue reading

Swindon Open Studios: FREE Art Exhibition at Central Library during the whole of September

As part of this year’s Swindon Open Studios weekends, Central Library is delighted to be once again chosen as one of the venues for this now well-established art event. Come and meet the… Continue reading

Nobody Cares: Forgotten Parts of British Cities – an author talk by Raymond Holden

The Importance of Harry Potter

We had a wonderful entry for our ‘What Harry Potter Means To Me’ competition.  We thought we’d share this with you all: I remember reading ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ when I was 12 years… Continue reading

Poetry Swindon Festival 2016

Family Pirate Themed Yoga Sessions at the The Central Library


Swindon Shuffle at Central Library

Saturday 16th July 2016: 12 noon – 3pm Central Library SN1 1QG As part of this year’s Swindon Shuffle 2016 Music Event, Central Library will be the venue for an afternoon of quality acoustic… Continue reading

Strategy for future library provision

Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet have approved a library strategy for consultation which would create a core network of libraries including Central, North Swindon, West Swindon and Highworth. The strategy is in direct response… Continue reading

Children’s Activities, Summer 2016

All our usual story times will be happening across Swindon Libraries, for details of these check or download our Whats On Guide Central Library (Telephone 01793 463238, Email Sunday 31st July,… Continue reading