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Kirklees Libraries to welcome residents after lockdown restrictions ease

Kirklees residents can once again visit a local library as part of a phased recovery plan which will see buildings open to the public from 12 April. Locations and activities The following libraries will be open for safe borrowing and IT sessions. Library Safe borrowing Bookable IT sessions Almondbury Mon 1:00pm – 5:00pm Tues 10:00am – 1:00pm Thurs 2:00pm –

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Community engagement activities to start for new build library

Artists impression of new Birkby and Fartown Library

We’re seeing good progress on the new £799k community library for the residents of Birkby and Fartown. Community engagement Kirklees Libraries have now commissioned Edgelands Arts to deliver an exciting, creative consultation with the local community in the Birkby and Fartown areas.  Together they will explore key questions on what the new library service offer will look like.  They will

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Soapy solution helps COVID cause

Community Plus Coordinator Hannah King united Kirklees Council teams, a national retailer and community groups to plug the gap in the rural fight to stop the spread of COVID, reaching more than 700 families with vital hygiene products. Hearing the news from Public Health that Covid-19 infection rates were higher in low income areas, Hannah, pictured right, wondered if household

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New Year Honours recognition for Kirklees Libraries COVID-19 response

Jon Davis, Kirklees Libraries

Congratulations to Jon Davis for receiving a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2021 New Year Honours list. Jon has been working at Kirklees Libraries since 2004, and has received the award for services to public libraries during COVID-19. He is currently the Customer Service Manager at Dewsbury Library and is also the Co-Chair of the Public and Mobile Libraries

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