Free Fun for All of the Family

A letter to my library

The value of our libraries is incalculable, they make a difference to individuals in our community every single day and will be there for each one of us, no matter our circumstance.

All of our libraries offer a bespoke service to their community. In this series of letters we look to say thank you to all of the staff and volunteers that make up our library teams, and to demonstrate a fraction of the value that their work creates.

Each letter is anonymous to protect the identity of the individuals who shared their story.

Free fun for all the family!

Our first letter is from a Kirklees parent who came into times of hardship and turned to their library for help:

“I was recently made redundant and therefore in danger of losing my home, it was a really difficult time for me.

I found my local library and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Visiting the library and attending the variety of events has enabled me to meet new people and make friends. The difference this has had on my state of mind is priceless.

I have a young child who I bring with me when they’re not at school. The events that the library put on are fun and more importantly free! My local library has quite literally been a life-line for me, I can’t imagine what we would do without it.”

What’s on?

Kirklees libraries organise a range of groups and events, here are some for the kids:

Wednesday 5 February

1:30pm – 2:15pm at the Lawrence Batley Theatre:

Zing! Creative session for little ones and their families. Book a place.

Thursday 6 February

5pm – 7pm at Huddersfield Library:

Harry Potter Book Night. Find out more.

Monday 10 February

7pm – 8:30pm at Huddersfield Library:

Kate Charlesworth’s book launch – Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide. Find out more.

Wednesday 12 February

1:30pm – 2:15pm at the Lawrence Batley Theatre:

Zing! Creative session for little ones and their families. Book a place.

If you’d like to find out about groups or events you can get involved with, contact your local library. Our friendly team will be happy to help and always love seeing new people.

Keep up to date

To keep up to date with the latest on libraries, follow Kirklees Libraries on social media and sign up to their mailing list:

Twitter: @KirkleesLibrary

Facebook: @KirkleesLibraries

Email sign-up:

Share your story 

If you have a story of your own that would like to share, let us know in the comments below, or tag @KirkleesCouncil on Twitter. Let’s talk libraries!

Read the next letter in the series.


  • Hi Elaine, if you take a look at our latest A Letter to My Library article we’ve got Dewsbury listed on there We publish these letters with a roundup of events coming up every week and Dewsbury will be featured on future posts.

    I hope you can find something to get involved in at Dewsbury library, let us know how you get on! Thanks. ^EMT

  • Is Dewsbury library included in your roundup of events?

  • Barbara Rushforth

    I use the Home Library service and have done since the mobile library was withdrawn. I have mobility problems and rarely get into the town centre and the Central Library. Ian who brings my books, monthly, is brilliant at choosing books for me, some fiction, some non-fiction but he always gets it right.

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