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Country: England

Contact: Jenny Martin j.martin@wigan.gov.uk

Description: Wigan libraries have 10 library buildings serving a community of over 300, 000 residents. We have an active social media presence on Facebook and twitter @wiganlibraries.

Type of library: Library service with branch libraries

Population served: More than 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Activities for seniors
  • Activities in cooperation with other organizations
  • Book presentations (also meeting with authors)
  • Culture promotion
  • Digitalization and Preservation
  • Exhibitions
  • Handcraft workshops
  • Health Literacy (healthcare workshops…)
  • Library services for people with special needs
  • Literacy
  • Literary workshops
  • Local culture (local heritage)
  • Reading clubs (Book clubs)
  • Reading promotion
  • Storytelling
  • Technology Literacy (Digital Literacy)
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Promotion of multiculturalism and multilingualism
  • Staff interchange

Languages spoken by staff: English

Languages spoken by patrons: English

Preferred countries for cooperation: Russia, Switzerland

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: No

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: No