Show love for your local library this Libraries Week!

people in a library to promote Libraries week 4-10 October 21

Libraries Week is dedicated to celebrating all the fantastic work our local libraries do. With the ever-changing environment and the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries have been working extra hard to keep communities united and offer services that are accessible to all even when they had to temporarily close their doors. By offering over 29,000 books online, through apps like Libby; our libraries team made sure all avid book lovers got their reading fix.

Reaching out to the vulnerable during tough times

It’s been a busy year for Kirklees Libraries. Even when they had to close their doors, they continued to provide services and check in on members, ensuring they were safe, had everything they needed and most importantly, had a friendly voice on the end of the phone.

Opening a new library!

In August, The Mayor of Kirklees officially opened the new £799k Birkby and Fartown Library with a celebration that included live music workshops, arts, crafts and, of course, discovering new books. The library is a community hub to keep everyone united and is a safe, welcoming place for migrants.

Supporting children’s learning

Keeping children engaged is always a challenge and it was a challenge accepted by Kirklees Libraries. They developed a fantastic online programme of events for children – Library Adventures Live! They have weekly sessions every Tuesday at 11am on Kirklees Libraries Facebook and YouTube pages.

Upcoming sessions:

Phil Hickes

3pm, 26 October 2021

The Bewitching of Aveline Jones – book two in the Aveline Jones series.

Ross Montgomery

11am, 16 November 2021

The Chime Seekers – immersive MG adventure fantasy

Become a volunteer

If you like reaching out to people and have some spare time, then please consider becoming a Library Volunteer.

Email us at volunteer.recruitment@kirklees.gov.uk or call 01484 414868 for an opportunity to volunteer at your local library.