Community Managed Library & Wellbeing Centre

Home – Werrington Community LibraryOwnership: CIO

Location: Werrington Library, Ash Bank Road, Werrington, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST9 0JS

Contact information:werrington.library@staffordshire.gov.uk – 01782 302706

Website: https://werringtoncommunitylibrary.org.uk/


Setting the Scene 

Established as a Community Managed Library in 2016 – Werrington Community Managed Library has since grown to over 5000 members. Werrington really is a Community Hub – without doubt there is something for everyone.

Having already received The Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2018, the library was recently awarded the winner of the Libraries Connected “Health and Wellbeing Award” 2023. This is a resounding success brought about through the commitment of many excellent volunteers.

Community Hub

Volunteers are encouraged to get involved with new projects, ideas and working groups.

The library has very close links with others in the community, particularly the primary school and nearby nursery who arrange regular visits for the children to enjoy the books, as well as supporting the extremely popular Mini-Kickers football club. Close links with the nearby GP surgery has also resulted in the Patient Participation Group meeting regularly at the library. 

Werrington Community Library in Numbers

Activities each month

Library Members


Hours open per week

The Wellbeing Centre

The Wellbeing Hub hosts over 50 sessions per month with over 3,000 to date – including CBT, Child Health and Development sessions, and a Diabetes prevention programme. Housed in their spacious, disability -friendly and well equipped Wellbeing Room, and in the Garden Therapy Lodges which have been purpose-built on the grounds, the library are able to offer many more inclusive services for their local community.

The latest forward-thinking project is in partnership with the primary school, looking at climate change and environmental initiatives.

We look forward to updating on many more successes to come!

Jane Swindall

Regional Network Co-ordinator (South West, W. Midlands, E. Midlands & Wales)