News from your Library

Published: 29 January 2020

Did you know the library is available to hire by the hour when not in public use? It is a warm, welcoming, flexible space along with accessible toilet and small kitchen for making drinks. In the past the library space has been used for rehearsals for theatre groups, choirs, slimming groups, yoga, U3A classes, small business presentations and healthy living events. Rates are very reasonable. To discuss your requirements, availability and costs, please contact the staff at the Queens Hall on 01943 864728 or

Meanwhile events planned for this month include the continuation of the Rhyme Challenge on Tuesdays at 1.45 pm for under 5s, and a number of police drop in sessions. Along with this are the regular events such as the monthly meeting of the Reading Group, Tiny Rhymers for under 2s on Thursdays at 2.15 pm, the Knitting Group on Thursdays from 4 pm, Chess Club on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3.30 pm, the everlasting jigsaw, Sudoku, Tea and Tablets and even the occasional coffee morning. The Burley Local History Group opens its doors for enquiries on a Friday afternoon between 2.30 and 4.30 pm. The Yorkshire Post and the i newspaper are available to read every day the library is open, along with the Ilkley Gazette. Lastly, printing and photocopying facilities are available whenever the library is open along with free wifi and free use of the library computers which include the full Microsoft Office package.

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