Category Archives: Libraries

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>>

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>>

Books

Air quality and its impact on health is the focus of an innovative new libraries project, based in Sowerby Bridge. Residents in and around the town are invited to the launch event of Calderdale libraries’ ‘Something in the Air?’ project, supported by researchers at the University of Manchester and funded as part of the Engaging… read more … about Library events focus on air quality in Sowerby Bridge>>

Something in the air

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>>

COVID

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