Category Archives: Libraries

Akroyd Library, just outside Halifax, will reopen on Tuesday 15 August after refurbishment and improvement work.  Calderdale Council’s Akroyd Library is within the Bankfield Museum site and has been transformed as part of wider development works to the museum. The library’s Grade II listed shelving has been improved and new flooring has been installed. The… read more … about Restoration work at historic Bankfield and Akroyd>>

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The removal van has been booked and library staff are gearing up for the big move now that the official opening date for the new Central Library and Archive in Halifax has been announced. Over 107,000 items, including books, maps, photographs, DVDs and CDs will be carefully packed up ready to be moved, in a… read more … about Central Library books time for the big move>>

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Halifax’s new Central Library and Archive will be officially opened by Calderdale Council’s Mayor, Cllr Ferman Ali, on Saturday 9 September 2017.  The civic event will celebrate the opening with a range of events and family activities to mark the occasion. Leader of the Council, Cllr Tim Swift said:  “I’m delighted that the new Central… read more … about Celebrate a new chapter for the Central Library>>

Artist's impression of the new library, from Square Road

Sowerby Bridge Library is undergoing major refurbishment work to repair the ageing building and update facilities.  Sowerby Bridge Library is over 100 years old and the building suffers from a number of issues related to its age, including dry rot and problems with the ageing heating system.  From Monday 5 June, major refurbishment works will… read more … about Investing in the future of Sowerby Bridge Library>>

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When the New Central Library in Halifax opens later this year members of the public will be able to use its services six days a week.  Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press said:  “Currently the Central Library in Halifax is closed on Wednesdays, however the new library will be open… read more … about New Central Library will open six days a week>>

Artist's impression of the new library, from Square Road

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 2017.  Founded in 2008, Read Regional is a celebration of brilliant new books from the North of England, run in partnership by New Writing North, Calderdale libraries and 22… read more … about Take a risk on a new northern author at Calderdale libraries>>

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The Square Church rose window is being painstakingly repaired as part of Calderdale Council’s new Central Library and Archive building in Halifax, West Yorkshire.  The Square Church first opened in 1857 but closed in 1969 after congregations dwindled.  Disaster struck in 1971 when the roof and interior were destroyed by fire.  Most of the remaining… read more … about Bloom returns to Square Church rose window>>

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