Community living room

Updated 02.09.21

Community living rooms are library spaces where you can learn new skills and make new friends.

There are several different groups which meet under the umbrella term ‘community living room’:

  • community art group (Blackburn Library)
  • Darwen library crafters
  • Darwen library larks (singing)
  • Sew and Sow (alternating between gardening and woodwork at Cherry Tree Library, and sewing and craft at Mill Hill Library).

These are popular groups. To enquire about availability, please call 01254 661221 or email

Living books

Lift a living book off the virtual bookshelf.

Created as part of the Arts Council England-funded community living room project, the living books collection is a unique series of films inclusive of audio life stories and "how to" demonstrations of craft activities.

Access the living books collection.