Category Archives: Libraries

Exciting improvement works at Elland Library are taking a major step forward as work begins on the main part of the £1.75m refurbishment programme.  As part of Calderdale Council’s continued investment in its library service, Elland Library is being fully refurbished and transformed into a community hub providing a range of services.  Over the last… read more … about Next chapter in Elland Library improvements>>

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Rastrick Library will temporarily close as work to improve access at the library enters its final stages. Construction work has been taking place to deliver disabled access to the building, including the installation of a new ramp and the creation of a disabled parking space. In addition, works will also be taking place to the… read more … about Final steps in access improvements project>>

Rastrick Library

The project, run by Calderdale Libraries, will engage the public with research around air pollution and the impact it can have on lung health Calderdale Libraries are to run a project focusing on ‘clean air’ after the service won a grant of almost £25,000 from the highly competitive Engaging Libraries Programme. The new initiative aims… read more … about Calderdale to lead UK in exploring air quality and respiratory health>>

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Work will soon begin on a major improvement project to transform Elland Library. As part of Calderdale Council’s continued investment in its library service, a £1.75 million programme of refurbishment is taking place at Elland Library, transforming the building into a community hub providing a range of services. Work will include a full internal refurbishment… read more … about Creating a 21st Century library for Elland>>

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Almost £2m of investment in our libraries will be announced alongside plans to change service delivery in partnership with local communities at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 2 September. Elland Library is set to be refurbished and transformed at a cost of £1.5m into a community hub providing a range of services. Essential roof… read more … about Planning for the future of Calderdale libraries>>

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A talk focusing on the life of Patrick Brontë, the father of the Brontë sisters, is taking place at Halifax Central Library on Thursday 22 August from 6pm. Renowned historian and author, Juliet Barker will give an overview of Patrick’s life and a reassessment of his contribution to the lives and works of his daughters…. read more … about Library talk on the father of the Brontës>>

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Access improvements are taking place at Rastrick Library to ensure the facility is available for everyone to use. Rastrick Library was built in 1912. It was designed by a well-known local architect, R F Rogerson, and is now Grade II listed. Although the attractive building retains many grand original features, the steep stepped access makes… read more … about Improving access at Rastrick Library>>

Rastrick Library

The school summer holidays are just around the corner and Calderdale libraries are once again hosting the annual Summer Reading Challenge.  The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at 4-11 year olds and the theme for this year is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.  To take part in the free… read more … about New library app launches in time for the annual Summer Reading Challenge>>

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Roberta Crossley, a familiar face in Calderdale libraries, has received a prestigious award for her outstanding contributions to the Todmorden community. Roberta has worked for Calderdale Council’s libraries service for more than 40 years. Her talent and kindness were recently recognised at Todmorden Town Council’s Citizenship Awards 2019. Following a nomination from her colleagues at… read more … about Top honour for library worker>>