Extended Opening Hours for Sandgate Library – Now Open to 5pm Tuesday and Thursday

Since taking over the day-to-day running of Sandgate Library from Kent County Council in 2016, the Parish Council has aimed to extend the hours of the hours of the library and the accessibility to users. At that time the opening hours were mornings only Monday to Saturday (closed Wednesday) – there was no afternoon opening.

Almost immediately Sandgate Parish Council extended the opening hours by opening until 4.30pm on a Thursday, and now we are very pleased to announce that Sandgate Library will now also on an additional afternoon. From next week (3rd April 2018) the Library will be open until 5.00pm each Tuesday and Thursday will now be open until 5.00, instead of 4.30.

The extended hours are on top of an investment in new books (for adults and child alike) for Sandgate Library from the Parish Council.

We will also be starting a Scrabble Club on Tuesday afternoon from 2.00pm-4.00pm. So do come along with your Scrabble boards and prepare to get spelling! There are a wide range of groups and clubs meeting at the Library – learn more about them, the opening hours and more at

Posted by Tim Prater in Library, News

New books in Sandgate Library

Sandgate Library has lots of new books courtesy of Sandgate Parish Council!

A financial contribution from the Parish Council has resulted in a selection of new books chosen by Sandgate’s librarian being added to the library collection. These books are for the use of local residents / Sandgate Library users and are non-reservable by other Kent Libraries.

Sandgate Library is run by Sandgate Parish Council on behalf of Kent Library in a unique (to Kent) agreement between Sandgate Parish Council and Kent County Council. You can learn more about the library, opening times, services and events at

So come along and make the most of your library: a warm welcome and a free coffee awaits!

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Library Agenda 24/01/17

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