Blakenall Village Centre (pic BVC)

Blakenall Library celebrates 10th birthday

Blakenall Library Entrance via Blakenall Village Centre
Blakenall Library Entrance via Blakenall Village Centre

On Wednesday 7th October, Blakenall Village Centre will have been open for 10 years, and as part of celebrations to mark the occasion, staff at Blakenall Library are preparing a series of free activities during the build-up to the big birthday!

Situated inside the Centre in Thames Road, Blakenall Heath, the library will be busy preparing for their anniversary celebrations by offering a range of free activities and competitions, starting with a Bunting & Badge making drop-in session between 9.30am-12.30pm on this Saturday 26th September.

The decorated bunting will form part of a display in the library during a special week of celebration beginning on Monday 5th October.

Blakenall books
This Saturday (tomorrow), there will also be badge making on offer, where children will be able to take their badges away with them. In addition, to tie in with a ‘Great Blakenall Bake Off’, there will be a competition to ‘Pin the cherry on the cake’ which will be judged in the Blakenall Village Centre on that Saturday.

This is all in the lead up to the birthday week, which will host a Barcode Lottery, a quiz for adults, a treasure hunt for children as well as design and name a mascot for Blakenall Village Centre.

Early Years Corner at Blakenall Library
Early Years Corner at Blakenall Library

Blakenall Library is free to join and has regular activities which include an Adult Reading Group, a Cradle Club and a brand new Chatterbooks Reading Group for children which will be launched on Wednesday 7 October.

Please contact the library for further details. Telephone 01922 714967 or email

See also the library’s web page: Blakenall Library