HalloZine Returns

HalloZine is back. This year we are asking for your scary stories. If you are 12+ and have an idea for a great story, pick up an entry form from your local Library or use the e-form linked here. Once you have written your story, please email it to

Terms and Conditions are available on the entry form. Stories must be submitted by Monday 3rd October 2022 at 5pm.


sefton libraries logo which is an outline of a computer with an open rainbow book inside

Sefton Libraries have recently updated their logo and improved the way library users access the library catalogue online. Our new online catalogue shows our physical bookstock, e-collections and webpages linked to your search. Alongside this, it has links that allow access to our Digital Photographic Archive – Sefton Looking Back, our online publications and The Beyond the War Memorials website. This website gives details of the service men and women listed on the borough’s War Memorials.


Library of Sanctuary

the logo for library of sanctuary award is 2 people reaching towards each other surrounded by a wreath

Sefton Libraries have become one of just eleven library services in the UK to be awarded ‘Library of Sanctuary’ status. The announcement coincides with this year’s Refugee Week which is 20th – 26th June 2022.

City of Sanctuary UK is a nationally co-ordinated network of organisations and services, including councils, universities, theatres and libraries, who welcome and support refugee and asylum seekers. They aim to raise awareness of the issues facing people within the asylum system and create a culture of welcome in the community.

Siân Summer Rees, the Chief Officer of the City of Sanctuary Network said:

“We are delighted that Sefton Libraries are now a Library of Sanctuary. This team has gone above and beyond to welcome people seeking sanctuary and platform their voices, bring the community together and raise awareness of the reasons people are forced to move. This award formally recognises this phenomenal work – work which has never before been so important.”


At The Library

at the library logo is two hands about to grasp each other, one is pastel blue and the other is pastel orange

At The Library is a programme of artist-led workshops, projects, commissions and happenings in Bootle and Crosby Libraries. The team believe that everyone has "gifts of the heart, the head and the hand" to offer to their community. Through artist-led activities, At The Library creates ways for people to share these gifts.

To find out more about the project or to see a list of events you can take part in, please visit




If your child has missed receiving their FREE Bookstart pack because of lockdown, please contact and ask for a pack to be sent to your nearest library for you to collect.

The baby pack is gifted at 7-9 months, usually by your health visitor. 

The treasure pack is usually gifted when your child is 3-4 years, just prior to them going into reception.

Please don't let your child miss out!


Our Digital Library

Using your Library card and PIN numbers, you can access e-books and e-audiobooks via the Borrowbox and Libby apps.

You have access to free online daily newspapers and magazines available from the UK and across the world. These can be accessed via PressReader.

Genealogy resources, Ancestry and Find My Past, can be accessed in any Sefton Library.


You can now access FREE WiFi in every Sefton Library

Last Updated on Thursday, September 22, 2022

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