Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates to library closures

In light of the current situation and for the safety of both our staff and our customers, we've taken the difficult decision to close all of Trafford's libraries with immedate effect.

We have automatically renewed all library cards that were due to expire in the next three months.

And remember, we don't charge fines so don't worry that you can't get your books back to us at the moment - plus you can always renew them online.

Summer Reading Challenge

Get ready to get SILLY! This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is going online and this year it’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh! You’ll also meet The Silly Squad, a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books. 

There will be brilliant book suggestions to get you started and heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games and more to keep you entertained at home!

Visit the Summer Reading Challenge website for more website for more details.

The Silly Squad website will launch on Friday 5 June.

Little Reads storytime

Miriam from Manchester Literature Festival is missing seeing lots of lovely families at Stretford Library for her regular monthly session so she will be posting a new Little Reads storytime every ‪Wednesday at 10.30am‬!

Little Reads is a great opportunity for you and your little ones to have fun sharing a story, singing, moving and playing. Language development can be so much fun!

Remember to have your favourite cuddly toy ready so they can join in the moves too!

Find out how you can join in the fun on our FaceBook page

National Shelf Service

Visit the National Shelf Service on YouTube to hear children's book recommendations. You can watch children's librarians talking about about their favourite children's books. There is also a video of Joseph Coelho reading Luna Loves Library Day. 


Don't forget we have eBooks, eAudio-books, eMagazines and eNewspapers so you can still read-away to your heart's content. Visit our eLibrary page to find out more.

Joining the library

If you aren’t already a member you can join online and make use of our online services, your temporary membership will last until we reopen our buildings. Visit our online catalogue to register for temporary membership.