9 things you can do in a library
There is much more on offer from the library service than a quiet room lined with bookshelves. You can also:
1. Join a reading group
If you love books and want to share that joy with others, want the chance to discuss the stories you have read with like minded people then join a reading group, many of our libraries already have them but if your local one doesn’t you can set one up.
2. Discover the past
Our libraries have a large collection of books, maps, photographs and local newspapers relating to the Kirklees area. The main collection of local material is held in the Local Studies Library in Huddersfield. Smaller collections are available at Batley, Cleckheaton and Dewsbury – please contact these libraries for details.
You can also attend a local history talk – pop into your local library to see what they have coming up.
3. Gain your freedom
Nothing beats the feeling of getting behind the wheel and taking control of your journey whether it be to the local shops, your workplace or further afield – before you can get moving you need to pass your driving tests. Get started by studying for your driving theory test at home or in the library
4. Swot up for your citizenship test
Go Citizen is an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British Citizenship test. If you have a library card you can even log on at home
5. Find out if spinach really makes you stronger?
Check out the research behind the claims with Research Monitor – a database of market research reports covering a wide range of industries in 80 countries. You can check this out at Huddersfield Reference and Dewsbury Library
6. Read all about it
You can read last week’s regional stories on Newsbank or delve into the past by reading national newspapers from the nineteenth century. You can also read every edition of The Times up to 1985. Handy if you are looking for the big stories from a particular time, maybe for a history lovers birthday!
Read old newspaper stories online
7. Be business savvy
Find out about companies and business start ups. Handy for checking out the competition or getting ideas if your plan on being the the next Alan sugar. FAME is available at Huddersfield Reference and Dewsbury Library
8. Find a new hobby
There are a whole range of ‘one off’ and ongoing events taking place in Kirklees Libraries, follow Kirklees Libraries on Facebook to find something fun for you and your family.
9. Play Get Quizzical
If you visit a library during November you can play Get Quizzical – Kirklees Libraries’ fun quiz
The quiz is open to individuals and teams of up to 4 people. To take part quizzers will need to book a library computer. You will be given a series of questions and can then use the computers to look up the answers. Our staff can help with using the computer – but not with the answers!