Welcome to Wimborne Library!
Wimborne Library is a public library, which means it is free and open to everyone. We go beyond books by providing many varied resources, from free Wi-Fi and computer use to regular events; or even just a warm place to sit and read the newspaper! You don’t have to be a member to benefit from many of these resources, so don’t be afraid to come in and have a look around (we promise never to ‘shh’ at you).
Dorset Council Customer Services:
The library is home to a customer access point for Dorset Council, which is located at to the right of the enquiry desk. A member of the team can assist with face to face enquires, including collections of new bins, and assistance with council forms or applications. We also have a customer services computer and a direct access telephone. Their opening hours are shown below:
(All of our events are free to come to, and you don’t need to be a library member. To book on to one, or for more information, speak to a member of library staff.)
-Digital support sessions with a ‘Digital Champion’ every other Tuesday morning, providing 1-to-1 digital support on the basic use of your device.
-Knit and Natter, which runs every Friday from 2pm-4pm. Bring your knitting and have a cuppa while you socialise.
-Reminiscence is held in partnership with the Museum of East Dorset on the last Thursday of each Month. Share stories and memories with a friendly group.
-Family History is a bookable 1-to-1 session on the first and third Saturday of each month, and runs from 14:15-16:15. Annette will help you to navigate and effectively use Ancestry.
-Just Jigsaws is a community social group which meets every Wednesday from 14:30-16:30. Contact Ruth on 01202 880827.
-Rhymetime is every Friday (term time) from 09:45 for around 30 minutes of singing. These sessions are bookable and aimed at pre-school children.
-Fun with Lego is every Saturday 09:30-15:45. Logo provided and a suggested theme to go with it.
-Creation Station is a weekly craft for you to try your hand at and take away with you. We put these out Friday afternoon 15:00-17:00, and Saturday 09:30-15:45.
We look forward to seeing you soon!