Category Archives: Libraries

People in Calderdale and members of the borough’s libraries are being asked to share their feedback on updated proposals for how library stock is managed. Calderdale library service is updating its Stock Management Policy which states how books, electronic and other resources should be acquired, managed and made available. It has been ten years since… read more … about Ensuring our library resources are fit for the future>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

The new Mixenden Community Hub is taking shape, with completed work at the hub building including the construction of external walls, cladding panels, roof and drainage, the fitting of windows and doors and the installation of some utility services. The Hub will become the heart of the area, a place where residents can go to… read more … about Hub at heart of the community takes shape>>

Construction work at the Mixenden Hub building

Libraries in Calderdale are asking people to bring their stories and objects relating to the Second World War to upcoming Digital Collection Days, as part of a national programme to preserve items from this period of history. Calderdale Council is taking part in the nationwide campaign organised by Their Finest Hour(external link), a team based… read more … about Events aim to preserve Second World War memories>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

Part of Todmorden Library is temporarily closed, after water leaked into the extension through its roof during the recent heavy rainfall. Calderdale Council took immediate action to get the leak under control, and is now investigating to identify the cause.  To keep customers and staff safe, and to enable the investigations to continue, access to… read more … about Temporary partial closure of Todmorden Library>>

Calderdale Council

Friday 22 September 2023 marks 183 years since the death of Anne Lister, and organisations around Calderdale are taking part in a programme of events to celebrate her remarkable life and legacy. The famous diarist, landowner, entrepreneur, mountaineer, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister, was born in Halifax on 3 April 1791 and died on… read more … about Celebrating the remarkable life and legacy of Anne Lister>>

Visitors gathered around the Anne Lister statue at the Piece Hall

Calderdale Council staff and Councillors have been supporting national Refugee Week (19 – 25 June), taking part in events to show solidarity with refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events, Refugee Week celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking asylum. This year’s national… read more … about Refugee Week events celebrate kindness and inclusion>>

Refugee Week launch event at Central Library

Library books are on the move across Calderdale in a cleaner, greener way, cutting the carbon footprint of the Home Library Service. Calderdale Council delivers books for free to people who can’t get to a library due to ill health, disability, age or frailty, and to carers. The deliveries are now being made by an… read more … about Library book deliveries go green>>

Home Library Service electric van

A powerful and moving collection of textiles and handmade quilts documenting the COVID-19 pandemic, is now on display at Halifax Central Library. The Threads of Survival exhibition features a selection of quilts and textile pieces produced during the COVID lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. The project began in August 2020, where people were invited to… read more … about Threads of survival at Halifax Central Library>>

Threads of survival exhibition quilts on display at Halifax Central LIbrary