Libraries open up a new chapter for the community

Northowram Crafty Ladies,, at Northowram Library
Northowram Crafty Ladies,, at Northowram Library

Youngsters have been finding out what their library has to offer as part of National Libraries Day.

Across Calderdale, libraries put on a host of great activities to celebrate the day.

This annual event celebrates libraries and highlights the free services and opportunities available, and the advantages that a library membership can bring.

Children were asked to help Wallace and Gromit find cheese and dog bones at King Cross Library, Halifax, while others were given the task of matching Calderdale photographs with their locations.

The Northowram Crafty Ladies entertained many on the day at the Northowram Library.

The Friends of Rastrick Library put on a host of events and displays from the different groups at the library.

Among them were the knit and natter group, the craft group who let visitors join in and make some Valentine themed items.

The pre-school group organised some fun crafts and activities for children, with the odd story or two and a book character hunt throughout the library to win a prize

Children were taken on a pirate adventure at Brighouse Library while at Bailiff Bridge Library is hosting a First World War display featuring reproduction posters and documents from the era,

Calderdale Council’s Head of Neighbourhoods, Andrew Pitts, said: “National Libraries Day is a chance to show appreciation for our libraries and there’s such an eclectic mix of events on offer. There really is something for everyone to enjoy.

“It’s great to see that events for National Libraries Day have not only been organised by library staff, but also community groups such as the Friends of the Rydings, Calderdale Family History Society, the Friends of Rastrick Library, Calderdale Calligraphers and the LGBT Network, showing the support for our libraries and highlighting the important role they play within our communities.”