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Welcome to Walton Community Library !

We have links with Wakefield Library services but are a volunteer-led, independent library with free membership available to everyone. We have a great selection of books and  jigsaws to loan, free Wi-Fi and public computers, plus photocopying and printing at a small cost. There are board books and toys for our youngest members, and an interesting selection of books for school-age borrowers.

WCL also arranges  many regular meetings and groups, plus special events in the village throughout the year. We have strong support from Working for Walton, the Parish Council, our churches, the New Inn and Walton Club.

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Charles Waterton House
Almond Avenue
Walton Wakefield WF2 6UA
01924 917627   
Reg Charity No.  1154607

Opening Hours 

We are closed on Good Friday , Bank Holiday Mondays and over Christmas and New Year.

Monday 2 pm 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am 1 pm
Tuesday 2 pm 5 pm
Wednesday 2 pm 5 pm
Thursday 10 am 1 pm
Thursday 2 pm 5 pm
Friday 2 pm 5 pm
Saturday 10 am 1 pm
Sunday Closed Closed

Upcoming Events

The Library hosts a number of events each week. You can see a full calendar using the link below, but our latest events can be found here:


WHIST EVENINGS continue on the second and fourth Fridays each month. £3 per person @7pm at the library

Bridge will not resume after Christmas . Children's Chess Club, Tuesday Novice Nordic walking and Weds Storytime will not take place until further notice.

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP Tues December 5th 7pm £25 Please register with a £10 deposit at the library.

CHILDREN'S DROP-IN  CHRISTMAS CRAFTS Sat Dec 9th 10.30-12.30 ( With a responsible adult please!)

BRASS BAND CONCERT with The Phoenix Band Sat. December 16th 7pm  in the VILLAGE HALL  Tickets £5 available from the library.

WALTON SINGERS' CONCERT Monday Dec 18th 7pm at ST PAUL'S CHURCH. Admission £3 which includes a cuppa and a mince pie!

KAREN WRIGHT will talk about her life since Bake-Off and her new book, and also demonstrate one of the  recipes from it. Thursday Jan 11th @7pm Admission £2.

WALTON OPEN GARDENS is back next year on SUNDAY JULY 7th !!   Could you open your garden or sponsor part of the event?? All money raised will help to keep our library open!!

Also see our Facebook page using the link on the left!!


The cafe inside our library, which is  run by Wakefield Hospice, is now OPEN from 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. If  you need to speak to a member of staff about the cafe, please phone direct on 01924 973335 and not to library reception . Thanks!

Click on a calendar entry for further details.