Category Archives: Libraries

Calderdale Council is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the opening of Halifax Central Library and Archives. The bright and modern facility in the centre of Halifax was officially opened on 9 September 2017 by the writer and architectural historian, Dr Jonathan Foyle, in the presence of the Mayor of Calderdale at the time, Cllr Ferman… read more … about Happy birthday to Halifax Central Library and Archives>>

Central Library

Calderdale Council has pledged its support for the future of the Mixenden Hub scheme, following a Cabinet decision to approve the revised development strategy for the important regeneration project. The Council has been working to deliver a sustainable long-term development at the Mixenden Hub site for a significant period. The site has been cleared for… read more … about Demonstrating commitment to community facilities in the heart of Mixenden>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Press release in partnership with the BIPC Leeds City Region  Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners across the region are encouraged to visit their local library to access free support to start, run or grow their own business in West Yorkshire.  The Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Leeds City Region is open for business at… read more … about West Yorkshire business owners and entrepreneurs encouraged to get free support through the Business & IP Centre Leeds City Region>>

Central Library

Work is progressing well on the refurbishment of Beechwood Road Library in Illingworth, near Halifax, with reopening events planned for Monday 20 December 2021. Extensive repair work has been taking place at the library, which was built in the 1930s. The work has involved major upgrades to both the interior and exterior of the building… read more … about New chapter for Beechwood Road Library>>

Beechwood Road library

Visitors to Rastrick Library can now enjoy improved access, following the completion of work to install a new ramp, designed in a style to fit in with the rest of the Grade II listed building. Rastrick Library was built in 1912 and was designed by a well-known local architect, R F Rogerson. The impressive stone… read more … about Access improvements complete at Rastrick Library>>

Rastrick Library access improvements

Excitement is building in Elland as the £1.75 million refurbishment of the town’s library nears completion and is due to open its doors on Monday 7 June at 10am. Calderdale Council has been busy transforming the building into a welcoming, state-of-the-art community hub, which will provide modern library services, an IT suite, office space and… read more … about Transformed Elland Library set to reopen>>

Elland Library interior

Library services in Mixenden in north Halifax will reopen from Tuesday 1 June in temporary facilities at Mixenden Activity Centre. The library in Mixenden has been closed since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Unfortunately in August 2020 an arson attack at the building resulted in a large amount of damage to both… read more … about Library facilities return to Mixenden>>

Mixenden Library

Following the confirmation from the Prime Minister that the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown will go ahead as planned from Monday 17 May, Calderdale Council is reviewing the impact on its services. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: “Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown sees… read more … about Safely welcoming the further easing of restrictions>>

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A new Reading Friends scheme is launching in Calderdale to inspire conversations with residents through a shared love of reading. The national Reading Friends scheme originally launched in 2017 with the aim of connecting people and combatting loneliness by starting conversations about reading. Calderdale Council’s libraries service has received funding from the Reading Agency to… read more … about New scheme to share the joy of reading with Calderdale residents>>

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