Category Archives: Libraries

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>>

The awards just keep on coming! The latest wins for the Piece Hall transformation and Central Library and Archives project are for architectural excellence at the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Yorkshire 2018 Awards. The incredible Piece Hall and library in Halifax were on a shortlist of 13 buildings, and they scooped not one… read more … about More awards for The Piece Hall and Central Library and Archives>>

Young bookworms in Calderdale have given the seal of approval to the new children’s library in Halifax, with book issue figures rocketing by 188% since the new library opened. The new Halifax Central Library and Archives opened to the public on Tuesday 5 September 2017. In the six months since opening, 28,111 children’s books have… read more … about Young readers show their love for new library>>

Sowerby Bridge Library is reopening on Monday 8 January following the completion of major refurbishment works. The library is over 100 years old and suffered from a number of age-related issues. It closed last summer to allow repairs to the roof, the installation of a new boiler system, plus upgrades to the library space with… read more … about Investing in Sowerby Bridge and Mytholmroyd libraries>>

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Calderdale Council is looking at how it can continue to provide a modern, relevant and financially sustainable library service for local residents. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 6 November, members will look at a process for reviewing the community library network, ensuring it provides a high quality service and meets the… read more … about Making the most of our libraries>>

During Libraries Week (9 – 14 October 2017) Calderdale Council is reminding people that its fantastic new Central Library and Archives in Halifax are accessible for all. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Making sure our brilliant new facilities can be enjoyed by everyone is really important to us. We work… read more … about A welcoming library for everyone>>

More than 2,500 people visited the new Central Library and Archives and Halifax Visitor Information Centre on their official opening day on Saturday 9 September. Fun family activities took place throughout the day, from poetry and music to ukulele sessions and a Branwell Brontë tribute. Leading architectural historian, writer and TV broadcaster, Dr Jonathan Foyle… read more … about Thousands visit new library and visitor centre>>

This year’s Halifax Heritage Festival will look to the future as well as the past, with a series of high profile openings during the weekend.  Around 20 heritage sites in Halifax will be opening their doors to visitors with planned events and activities from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September.  The weekend coincides with the… read more … about Explore the past and celebrate the future at Halifax Heritage Festival>>

Halifax Town Hall