News from your Library

Published: 19 June 2019

The library is open!! It reopened to the public on Monday 3rd June after a manic two week period of unpacking, cleaning and shelving.

The library team wishes to give their thanks and appreciation to the many volunteers who helped in this work - some of them almost full time! Thanks also go to Maddie Coelho for the mural she designed and painted in the children's area. Also thanks to Richard Bunce, Ian Middleton and David Bond who allowed us to use their work on the graphic end panels of the new shelving. Thanks must also go to Janet for her flapjack and David for his "Happy Renewal" Library Cake - the recipe for which is on the Love Burley Library! Facebook page.

The library had a very busy opening week with lots of residents coming to take a look at the newly refurbished library, helped along by the local schools still being on holiday. There are still some outstanding works to be completed and unpacking, but please be reassured that full service has resumed.

Relaunch week coincided with Bookstart Week with lots of giveaways at Tuneful Tuesdays and Tiny Rhymers. Chess Club on Monday and Tuesday afternoons and Knitting Group at 4 pm on Thursday afternoons have restarted and there are a number of Police Drop-in sessions and Wharfedale District Councillor surgeries planned. Please see the library website for full details.

Burley Summer Festival volunteers will be selling tickets and taking bookings from Saturday 20th July until Monday 12th August on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon and Monday afternoons from 2 pm to 4 pm. These sessions are the only opportunity to get tickets in person until Saturday 17th August when all sales move to the Roundhouse which will be open every day during the Festival.

The ever popular Summer Reading Challenge launches for 4 to 12 year olds on Saturday 13th July. Children have all of the Summer Holidays to complete the challenge. This year's theme is Space Chase and there are lots of complementary events.

Finally, a Grand "Official Reopening" is planned for the Saturday morning of 17th August. Watch this space for more details ...