Ballymena Central Library



Temporary revision of hours due to budget cuts: Ballymena Central Library will be closing on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 17:00. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.​


 Library Contact


Branch Manager\Contact:
Elizabeth Cook and Jillian McFrederick
5 Pat's Brae
BT43 5AX
t:028 2563 3950
f:028 2544 2429
Minicom:028 2563 3950
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 Text Relay Service


​We welcome calls via the text relay service.





 Opening Hours


Opening hours for Ballymena Central Library
Monday:9:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday:9:30am - 8:00pm
Friday:9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday:9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday:Closed on Sunday


 Library Location


Ballymena Central Library location map

 Library Services

Books Audio books Children's audio books
Large print books DVDs Music CDs
Newspapers and magazines Internet Storytimes
Class visits Public Computers Disabled access
Exhibition space Fax service Photocopier
Printer Public Lift Scanner
Coffee / Tea Machine Wi-FI

 Library Events

Event TitleDetailsStart DateEnd DateTime
Adult Reading Group
The 1st Thursday of every month.

This group aims to allow everyone’s reading experiences to be shared and enjoyed.

This is a drop in group with the Book of the Month being put on display in the branch the month before the discussion. There is no need to ‘join’ – just pop in when it suits if you have enjoyed the book – or even if you haven’t!

Elizabeth Cook and Jillian McFrederick
028 2563 3950
02/01/2014 13:00 - 14:00
Teenage Reading Group
The 1st Tuesday of every month.

Junior reading group for children aged 12-14.
Groups encourage members to read for pleasure, read adventurously and share their opinions (good or bad!) on books and authors.

Denise Allison
02/01/2014 15:45 - 16:45
Rhythm and Rhyme
Every Friday.

Rhythm and Rhyme is an exciting free programme to introduce children aged 0 - 4 years to the wonder of rhymes, songs and stories in the library.

Rhythm and Rhyme is a great opportunity for children to have fun and learn in a relaxed venue while giving parents and carers the chance to socialise.

Booking is Essential

Bookings will be taken on the Thursday from 18:30 - 19:45 in the branch in person or by telephone.

Please note that due to space restrictions and high demand, bookings are limited to one adult per child booking in.

Angela McCrystal and Louise McFetridge
028 2563 3950
03/01/2014 10:00 - 11:00 and 11:30 - 12:30
Every Saturday.

Children age 4 – 8 years, are invited to come along to enjoy free stories in the library.

Elizabeth Cook and Jillian McFrederick
028 2563 3950
04/01/2014 14:30
Creative Writers Group

Alternate Tuesdays

Numbers are limited so please contact Maureen Donaghy at the branch for more information

Maureen Donaghy
028 2563 3950

07/01/2014 10:30 - 12:30
Knit and Natter Groups
The 2nd Tuesday of every month.

A group for anyone who enjoys knitting, crochet, cross stitch and other crafts. Share hints and tips, swap patterns, meet new people and learn new skills.
Bring whatever you are working on at the moment or start a new project.

Roberta McAuley
028 2563 3950
14/01/2014 18:30 - 19:30