Library closed for refurbishment

Published: 19 April 2019

The library refurbishment is progressing well and it is still on track to reopen on Monday 3rd June. The photo above shows one of the new heritage style windows being installed under the supervision of the site manager.

Meanwhile there’s a lot of activities planned for June. It's Book start Week/Pyjamarama when the library reopens, and on Tuesday 4th June at 1.45 pm Tuneful Tuesdays returns with the fun-filled "Car, Car, Truck, Jeep" - songs, story, crafts and free books to take home and keep. On Thursday 6th June, Tiny Rhymers returns at 2.15 pm and on Tuesday 18th June at 1.45 pm there will be a special story to celebrate Bradford Refugee Week. On Friday 14th June at 1 pm there will be a meeting for volunteers in the library and on Wednesday 19th June, at 1 pm, the Library Committee (with newly elected councillors) will be meeting in the library. Any member of the public who is interested in helping, or just finding out how the library is run, is welcome to attend any of these events.

Lastly, the refurbishment budget does not quite stretch to include a number of items which the library team feel would really enhance the quality of provision for the village. In particular, this includes extra craft tables and chairs for the already over-stretched children's sessions, new messy play and soft mats for the children's area, a baby changing table, a wall mounted flip display unit to keep posters tidy, a leaflet stand, a pull down projection screen and the ultimate long wished for item - blinds to help with glare and keep warmth in. The library is currently compiling a more detailed "wish list" with prices and is hoping to be able to apply for some grant funding from local charitable organisations. However, if any local businesses or individuals would like to sponsor or contribute, even an amount as small as £1, the library team would be very pleased to hear from them. Donations can be made anonymously if desired and any cheques need to be made payable to Burley Parish Council. Donations should be posted to or handed in at the library so that the team knows that the donation is for the library budget.

The library team would like to thank all their loyal customers and they look forward to seeing them again in June. They welcome all Burley residents (and those from further afield) to come along to the newly refurbished library and have a look, and even join if they are not already members. It's free to join and use most services in the library.