Category Archives: Libraries

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>>

Juliet Barker

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>>

Space Chase

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>>

A special author event took place at a packed Halifax Central Library on Thursday 16 May, exploring the lives of women in Halifax in the 19th and early 20th Century. Local author Helena Fairfax visited the library and spoke to a full room about her recently published book ‘Struggle and Suffrage in Halifax: Women’s Lives… read more … about Packed library enjoys author event>>

Helena Fairfax event

12 titles announced for the annual Read Regional campaign  Book lovers in Calderdale are in for a treat as inspiring author events are taking place in libraries across the borough as part of Read Regional 2019.   Founded in 2008, Read Regional is a celebration of brilliant new books from the North of England. The campaign… read more … about Discover ‘must-read’ authors at Calderdale libraries this spring>>

The much anticipated plans to transform a derelict site in Mixenden into a community hub have taken a step forward.   The creation of a new district centre for Mixenden has been a long-standing ambition for Calderdale Council.  Full Council has now approved the development of the scheme, which means the project can progress to… read more … about Milestone for Mixenden community>>

Cllr Barry Collins

A knitted Dalek, a colourful collection of beaded Quality Street sweets and giant textile hangings featuring Halifax’s iconic people and places have moved into the town’s Central Library and Archives. The textile pieces, along with many more, have been lovingly created by local people and are on permanent display near the library’s entrance. They are… read more … about New textile display tells the story of Halifax>>

Calderdale Council is looking at how it can continue to deliver good quality library services for local people whilst also managing reducing budgets. The way that people use libraries is changing. A full review of the current library service provision began in November 2017 and has included a full public consultation as well as discussions… read more … about Making sure our libraries are fit for the future>>