Category Archives: Talke Library

Save Talke Library

Talke Library

Labour Councillors Mike Stubbs and David Allport are angry that Staffordshire County Council are proposing to shut Talke Library.

Talke Library adjoining Springhead Primary school could face closure under Tory controlled Staffordshire County Council plans to slash local services and facilities. The relatively new facility is well used and is also home to the Friends of Talke Library. Educational events and activities are held on a regular basis at the library and the building would be sorely missed.

Councillor David Allport said: “Libraries are not just a place to sit and read. They are community hubs offering a wide range of activities for people of all ages. Some people still don’t own a computer so their only access to the internet is their local library. These cuts to our services are cold and calculating and part of a Tory ideology to shut down public services and offset any responsibility for the community. We must fight back and stand up for the village.”

You can have your say on Library provision in your area by taking part in the public consultation.  Follow the link for more information:

Kidsgrove and Talke Library Events


Library events in Kidsgrove and Talke.

I thought it would help to let you know what’s happening in December at Kidsgrove and Talke libraries.  There are some fantastic groups set up to serve the community so use these services to benefit you and the family.  Most of what’s on offer is free apart from the specialist talks or the history class. 

Kidsgrove Library 01782 782445:

Every Monday – 10am-12pm: Work Club – Free advice and support to help people looking for work (National Careers Service)

First Tuesday of the Month – 2pm-3pm: Reading Group (All ages welcome, Free)

First Tuesday of the Month – 7.15pm: Reading Group (All ages welcome, Free)

Every Tuesday – 1pm-2pm: Staffordshire Young People’s Service (Free)

Every Tuesday (Term Time Only) – 11.30am-1pm: Local History Class Charges may apply (please contact the library for further details)

Every Thursday 1pm-3pm: Changes Health and Wellbeing – Weekly mutual help group for adults in mental distress (Free)

Every Friday 9.45am – 10.15am and 10.30am – 11.00am: Baby Bounce and Rhyme (Free for parents and Babies)

Talke Library 01782 296840:

First Tuesday of the month – 2pm-3pm: Reading Group (Free)

Every Friday – 10am-12pm: Knit and natter (Free)

Every Monday – 2.30pm-3.30pm: Coffee Break (25p per cup)

Every Friday 10am-12pm and 2.30pm-3.30pm: Coffee Break (25p per cup)


Kyle Robinson supporting local libraries and encouraging young people to read.