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Book Gifting Appeal Update

February 7, 2024

A huge thank you to all donors who gifted funds, large or small, to the recent Just Giving Appeal which raised £1,417.50 plus £330.63 in Gift Aid, over the festive period and in the new year. Your support has made a big difference – your combined efforts have...

Design a Library Card Competition!

January 26, 2024

We are thrilled to be supporting Manchester Libraries brand new library card competition for children! Did you know that Manchester Central Library will be 90 years old this year? And that it will also be ten years since we redeveloped the library and transformed our...

Greater Manchester’s oldest surviving archive collection saved with our support!

We are delighted to have helped recently save Greater Manchester’s oldest surviving archive collection for posterity. The Assheton of Middleton estate archive collection will now have a permanent home in the Greater Manchester County Record Office at Manchester Central...

Christmas Book Gifting Appeal 2023 – Help a child fall in love with reading this Christmas

November 9, 2023

We have launched a new urgent cash appeal on justgiving.com to help get brand new books to children and families. Find out more and donate here - and read on for more information... Children who read do better at school and have more opportunities in life as they grow...

Book-Gifting Boost!

August 24, 2023

We are delighted to be awarded £8,000 to support a new dual language book gifting initiative being developed by Read Manchester and Manchester Libraries. The grant, from the national lottery funded Community Fund, complements a recent £1,000 grant from the Our Legacy...

New Trustees – On Tour!

July 13, 2023

On 12 July, Manchester Central Library Development Trust, the charity that supports cultural and educational programming and archives work in Manchester Libraries, including branch libraries, welcomed recently appointed new Trustees and Associate Trustees on a special...

Wonderful Winter Warmer!

May 11, 2023

On 26 February, Central Library opened its doors to 950 visitors for a special Sunday Funday, funded by Manchester Central Library Development Trust, the charity that supports cultural and educational activity across Manchester Libraries. Visitors enjoyed a busy...

MCLDT Trustee Recruitment 2023

February 16, 2023

Manchester Central Library Trust is recruiting new Trustees. We are interested in hearing from people with a broad range of skills and experience, and are keen to diversify the current Board. Manchester Central Library Development Trust (registered charity no. 1150161)...

Winter Warmer!

February 13, 2023

We're delighted to be funding a special Sunday opening at Manchester Central Library on 26 February! Everyone is welcome to come in from the cold to our Winter Warmer – a special Sunday afternoon for all to have some fun and together time. We’ll have winter themed...

Book Gifting Appeal Update: A Big Thank You!

January 27, 2023

In November, Manchester Central Library Development Trust launched an urgent book gifting appeal to help Read Manchester and Manchester Libraries campaign to get brand new books to children who need them most. The appeal has raised almost £3,500 (with Gift Aid). This has...