Denton West End Community Library


A community owned volunteer run library and community hub. The Friends of Denton West End Library was formed in August 2012, in direct response to the threatened closure of the existing library, located on the corner of Hulme Road, and Windsor Road, Dane Bank, Denton. None of Tameside MBC’s library proposals included within the ‘Big Conversation’  for the retention of the existing library. The Friends group was formed to challenge, seek extension to the closure, and request gifting of the library to the community. The library has provided hundreds of children the enjoyment of reading and provided hundreds of adults and elderly people the ability to learn computer skills and have a place to socialise over the last 50 years. Not only is it a place for people to go but it provides many group sessions from story time to adult learning classes in the evening. In June 2013, the newly formed charity ‘Denton West End Community Library’ completed purchase of the building from Tameside MBC, and provides a complete Library and Community Service.