Peterborough Central Library
Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RX
General Information: 01733 864280
- A children’s area
- Copying and fax
- Adaptive Technology which allows access to computing for those with disabilities
- Computers for public use
- John Clare Theatre, LP Hartley and Zone rooms available for hire
- The Get On Gateway an area specially designed for those wishing to upskill for personal and career development.
Regular activities and events
- Once upon a time Stories and Rhymes. Saturdays 10.30-11.00am and Fridays and Saturdays, 2.15-2.45pm. FREE.
- Baby rhyme time. Rhymes and Instruments. Thursdays 1.30- 2.00pm. FREE.
- Albert the Alligator Storycraft session. Stories, crafts and rhymes. FREE sessions for under 5’s. Every Tuesday, 10.30-11.00am.
- Chatterbooks reading group for 10-12 year olds. First Thursday of the month, 4-5pm.
- Chatterbooks reading group for 4-6 year olds. Third Saturday of the month, 2.30-3.30pm.
- Fast and Furious reading group for 7-9 year olds. Fourth Saturday of the month, 2.30-3.30pm.
- Lexicon book Group for teenagers. Second Thursday of the month, 4-5pm.
- Homework Club (years 3 to 8), every Saturday (excluding holidays) from 10.00am to 12.00pm.
- City Reading Group. Fourth Satuday of the month, 2.00pm to 3.00 pm. New members wanted. Please contact library staff for the
date of the next meeting.
- Knit and Natter Group, fornightly on Fridays 11.00am-12.30pm. Please ask staff for the next date. Everyone welcome, bring along your own knitting and patterns. Refreshments available for a small charge.
Free computer courses
- Online Basics every Monday 5.00-6.30pm, Tuesday 10.30-12.00pm, Thursday 2.00pm-3.30pm and Silver Surfers Friday 11.00am-12.00pm.
- Job club computer sessions every Monday 10.30-12.00pm.
- Online Services and Using Ebay
Welfare Benefits Advice
- Free Welfare Benefits advice sessions are provided by Gladca (Gladstone District Community Association) staff at Peterborough Central Library every Thursday 1-3pm. To book a place please call Nasreen Akhtar at Gladca on 01733 566 343.
Class visits for schools
- Please contact the Library to arrange
Events and activities for families, adults and children
- Summer reading schemes
- Holiday activities
Look out for new events and activities on our website or in our library.
- Careers Support for Adults in the Peterborough Area-
If you’re looking for a job, want help choosing a career or need a hand to get you moving in the right direction, the Adult Careers Service team can help. To book a session call 01733 864620.
You can also find lots of careers support on line at the National Careers Service website: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk