Festival of Libraries 2024

Family friendly

The inside of the John Rylands Library in Manchester city centre.

The Festival of Libraries is a five-day celebration of Greater Manchester’s libraries taking place between 12 and 16 June 2024. Happening at many venues across the city, the festival will have lots of fun activities, which will be free to take part in.

With plenty to see and do at the Festival of Libraries, you can enjoy hearing live music or watching theatre and dance performances. There will also be lots of family-friendly activities, creative workshops, and a ‘Look for a Book’ treasure hunt.

Festival of Libraries
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Plan your visit

St Peter's Square
Greater Manchester,
M2 5PD

One of Manchester’s greatest landmarks, Central Library is a building of architectural beauty and a place for knowledge and learning.

9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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