Farnworth Library Reopening

Farnworth Library

Farnworth Library reopens on Monday 20th September with a new Adult Community Classroom

The work taking place at our historic Carnegie library has been completed and now includes a new adult community classroom, developed in partnership with Bolton College.

Adult Learning at Bolton CollegeOpening on Monday 20 September, courses on offer include FREE English and Maths lessons, from beginners right up to GCSE as well as Basic and Essential Digital Skills classes.

Career-focused courses like Interview Skills, Book-keeping, Accounting and Marketing courses will allow adults to pursue new career paths, help people to secure employment or progress at work. 


A Family Learning curriculum will also give parents and carers the skills to support their primary school aged children with Maths and English in a fun and engaging way.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member with responsibility for Libraries, Councillor Hilary Fairclough, said:

“We are excited about our new partnership with Bolton College in Farnworth.

Having this dedicated adult community classroom provides us with a unique opportunity and will allow local people to tap into a range of different courses close to where they live and work.”

Bill Webster, Principal of Bolton College, said:

“We already offer a broad range of courses at the College’s Community Learning Centre in New Bury, and I’m delighted that this partnership with the Council’s Library & Museum Service will allow us to expand our offer.

Together, we can bring even more opportunities to the people of Farnworth, boosting educational attainment and giving local people the chance to step back into learning in an adult-centred supportive environment.” 

You can see all the courses on offer here and you can enrol online via the Bolton College website. People can also enrol in person at Farnworth Library on Mondays to Thursdays from 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm, or on Fridays from 9.30am-12pm. You can also speak to staff about a course by calling 01204 482960.

For all library queries please call 01204 332853 or email libraries@bolton.gov.uk.


Published: 17th September 2021