A profile for creative workshops and events in libraries across Kirklees.

Kirklees Libraries host a variety of creative events and groups aimed at all ages, from reading groups and author events, to craft workshops and Knit and Natter groups, to children's craft events and stage shows.

We aim to create a lively and engaging reading offer with reading groups, challenges, promotions and author events.

We bring art in to our health offer by offering opportunities for people to meet in a place where they feel safe, ensuring libraries contribute to the positive health and well-being of local communities.

We organise arts and crafts workshops, supporting library users throughout their lifelong learning journey, because unlike other institutions libraries are open and accessible to all.

We offer business information and IT support to individuals and companies in the creative industries as well as others.

We work with schools, nurseries, youth groups and other partners to ensure that every child and every young person visiting a public library (physically or digitally ) is inspired by an exciting environment which makes reading for pleasure irresistible. They will find a range of books and information resources to support growing confidence in literacy and formal and informal learning. There are opportunities for participation and engagement with a range of fun reading and book-based activities.

Many of our librarians are trained Arts Award Advisors and we support many creative national initiatives including the Summer Reading Challenge and the Big Draw. We are always keen to work with new partners - if you have an idea please get in touch!

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My Location

Huddersfield Library

Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield
HD1 2SU

Telephone: 01484 414 868
Email: socialmedia.lics@kirklees.gov.uk
Website: http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/libraries

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My News

PressReader (digital magazines and newspapers) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01 Feb 2019</span>PressReader (digital magazines and newspapers) / Fri 01 Feb 2019

T3, Total Film, BBC Wildlife, Digital Camera, Lonely Planet and more. Choose from over 7000 national and international titles to read online or download for offline convenience. Different language titles, text-to-...

Audiobooks from Kirklees Libraries / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01 Feb 2019</span>Audiobooks from Kirklees Libraries / Fri 01 Feb 2019

Kindred by Octavia E Butler The first science fiction writeen by a Black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of Black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a nov...

eBooks from Kirklees Library / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01 Feb 2019</span>eBooks from Kirklees Library / Fri 01 Feb 2019

Green Earth by Kim Stanley Robinson Green Earth takes the stories first told in Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below and Sixty Days and Counting and combines them in a fully updated, compressed and compelling sing...

My Events

Spook-tacular Science / Thu 31 Oct 2019

The spooky,slimey, sciencey spectacular for half term. Come and make spooky disappearing pictures, design your own flying ghouls, concoct your own potion and try many other spine chilling experiments... 10am - 12 ...

Crazy Chemicals with Huddersfield Mini Professors / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-30T00:00:00Z">Wed 30 Oct 2019</span>Crazy Chemicals with Huddersfield Mini Professors / Wed 30 Oct 2019

At Mini Professors Huddersfield we show science is fun and hope to instil a love of science from an early age. See some incredible chemical reactions and blow up baloons the science way, make potions change colour an...

Crazy Chemicals with Huddersfield Mini Professors / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-30T00:00:00Z">Wed 30 Oct 2019</span>Crazy Chemicals with Huddersfield Mini Professors / Wed 30 Oct 2019

At Mini Professors Huddersfield we show science is fun and hope to instil a love of science from an early age. See some incredible chemical reactions andblow up balloons the science way, make potions change colour an...

My Opportunities

Open Call for Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018 / Fri 18 May 2018

Kirklees Libraries invite artists/theatre companies/performers/children’s authors to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Run by The Reading Agency, the Summer Reading Challenge takes place every yea...

Call for digital makers - Invent & Create: Girl Geeks / Sun 17 Sep 2017

Kirklees Libraries are looking for digital makers to run workshops aimed at encouraging and empowering girls aged 13 to 17 to invent and create with technology. We are delighted to have been awarded a small amount of ...

My Spaces

Dewsbury Library Community Room

A good sized room with movable furniture and IT facilities. Free to use for events our library users are able to attend freely. A small charge is applicable for closed events.