Category Archives: Libraries

Following the announcement that England will return to national lockdown restrictions with immediate effect, Calderdale Council is working through the implications for its services. Everyone must stay at home, except for essential reasons such as food shopping, exercise within the local area and medical appointments. As such, further Council service updates have been issued in… read more … about Update on Council services>>

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As the country comes out of national restrictions, some leisure centres and libraries in Calderdale are starting to reopen cautiously. The number of COVID-19 cases in Calderdale is still too high. From today (Wednesday 2 December), the borough is in the highest level of restrictions to control infection rates – Tier 3: Very High Alert…. read more … about Cautious reopening of leisure centres and libraries>>

Councillor Jenny Lynn

Around 50,000 bees had to be rehomed as part of work to refurbish Elland Library. The town’s library is currently undergoing a £1.75million refurbishment, transforming the building into a community hub providing a range of services. Work has been taking place to replace the building’s ageing roof tiles and during this process, a large honeybee… read more … about A hive of activity at Elland Library>>

Bees nest at Elland Library

Visitors to Calderdale libraries are now able to browse stock, use computer facilities on site, attend online events and make appointments to view Local Studies resources. After the successful initial reopening of libraries at Brighouse, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, King Cross, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden, the range of facilities available on site has now been extended…. read more … about Safely reopening further facilities at Calderdale libraries>>

Calderdale Council is planning the safe, phased reopening of its sports and leisure facilities, and more of its libraries following the recent reopening of the Central Library and Archives in Halifax. The health of customers, staff and the whole community remains the Council’s priority, so the reopening of venues and the new safety measures in… read more … about Reopening leisure centres and libraries safely>>

Cllr Press

Calderdale Council is pleased to be able to offer access to selected services at Halifax Central Library and Archives from Tuesday 11 August 2020. All Calderdale libraries closed in March 2020 in accordance with Government requirements to help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Since then, the Council has been working hard… read more … about Safely reopening Central Library>>

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>>

Calderdale Council

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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