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Kirkbymoorside library now run by volunteers

Libraries across Ryedale have relaunched as community-managed enterprises after their council funding was cut. From Saturday, April 1, libraries in several towns, including Kirkbymoorside, became almost fully community run and community funded. To mark this transition, Kirkbymoorside library had an official opening on Saturday. The day began with an exhibition of the history of the […]

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Chess club launches

First Monday of each month at the Library, 7-9pm – all ages and abilities welcome.

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Community library opening

On the 1st April author Madeleine Bunting will officially open the new Kirkbymoorside community library.

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Cleaner wanted for library

Commencing 1 April 2017. 5 Hours per week (outside Library opening hours) For more information please call 01751 432305 or 01751 435269 or email admin@kirkbylibrary.org.uk

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New opening times at the Library

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Two free festive family events coming up

Both taking place at Kirkbymoorside Library for families with children any age who are not in school or nursery at the time of the events.

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Make your own Christmas Cracker

As part of the activities on Saturday 26 November for the Kirkbymoorside Christmas Market we will be doing a ‘Make your own Christmas Cracker’ activity from 11-12 in the library. It is aimed at 4-11 year olds and will be a free event.

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Woodhams Stone Collection on tour across Ryedale

Items from the popular Woodhams-Stone Collection will be on the road from summer 2016 as its social history roadshow tours libraries across Ryedale. Artefacts and information from the Collection will tour round five libraries staying in each venue for three months, starting in Malton then Norton, Pickering, Kirbymoorside and Helmsley. Project Officer, Sarah Maultby said: […]

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No Bookends for Kirkby Library!

A steering committee has now been formed to help shape plans and secure the future of Kikbymoorside Library. Ahead of financial cuts in March 2017 from North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) residents of Kirkby and surrounding areas have pulled together to direct the library in a community led project. Town Mayor Chris Dowie, who now […]

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Moorlands Meet-up Group

Chatter box re-opens on Friday 15th April, 1pm to 3pm. Come along for a cuppa and a chat. Upstairs in the Kirkbymoorside Library. See you there.

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History Group Sift and Sort Sessions a Success!

Thanks to all those who have come to see us working our way through a mountain of documentation. Those who stayed on to open up the mystery bundles of papers have uncovered some amazing facts; polling records from 1832 listing every voter and their address across 28 villages, court and jury listings for all the […]

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Kirkby Library Meeting Tomorrow

Just a reminder that there is a meeting tomorrow (Thursday 21st) to discuss the future of Kirkby Library at 7pm in Church House. There will be information about what is happening, details of the financial situation, and what we would need to do to keep the library open next year. Everyone welcome. Also thank you […]

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Meeting to discuss future of Kirkby library

Anyone and everyone interested in the future of our library here in Kirkbymoorside is invited to an informal meeting to discuss how it can be kept open.

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Don’t Miss the Sixties! Kirkby Library Event

Come along tomorrow morning (Saturday 21st Nov) and see the children’s entries, Kirkby images from the 60s and catch the final showing of ‘Kirkby Fest 2013’ at 11am! The display is on from 10am until 12noon for one morning only – drop and have a chat.

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Kirkbymoorside Library needs our help

Our library will soon have to be run entirely by volunteers. Due to council spending cuts there is no longer a budget available to accommodate all the libraries in North Yorkshire, so by 2019 many of the areas’ smaller libraries, including Kirkby, will have to become community managed. As many of you will already know, […]

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Kirkbymoorside Library Information Day – Oct 5th

As readers may know, North Yorkshire County Council are wanting to hand over the running of Kirkbymoorside Library to the community. With that in mind they are holding a drop in information day at the library on 5 October. Please see details below:

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Kirkbymoorside doesn’t need a library

We’ve blogged several items recently about the cuts to library services in North Yorkshire, and in particular about how we might keep our town library in business with volunteer labour. But is that really necessary or even desirable? Keep our library! Knowledge is good, pleasure is good, books give you both, so books are good. […]

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Outome of library consultation not as good as claimed

It appears that the outcome of the consultation process on the future of our libraries was less rosy than suggested by our previous item on this topic, from the BBC.   Councillor Martin Brampton explains. Thanks Martin for this very informative report. Ed Well, that (the previous post on this subject) is  the official version, although […]

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Consultation prompts North Yorkshire library staff rethink

From today’s BBC regional news: Libraries in North Yorkshire will not be run entirely by volunteers after a public consultation revealed people were against the move. Council plans were for 21 libraries to be community-run but the authority is now proposing that those libraries have some paid staff. Consultation responses said this was necessary for […]

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Half term event at Kirkby library

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World Book Night 2015 in Kirkbymoorside

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, […]

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Reminder: meet author Stephanie Butland at Kirkbymoorside Library

Tickets are still available for the chance to meet author Stephanie Butland and hear her talk about her book “Letters to My Husband”, at Kirkbymoorside Library, next Monday, March 2 at 7.00 pm. The book begins when Michael, a kind, good and well-liked police officer, drowns on a cold January night. He was walking his […]

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Love Your Library Event – Kirkbymoorside Library 7 February

Kirkbymoorside Library was buzzing on National Libraries Day at the Love Your Library event organised by the Friends of the Library. People from all sections of the community were there, from toddlers and school age children with their parents to older members of the community, including a gentleman in his ninetieth year who became a […]

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Love your Library event – today

Today is National Libraries Day and Kirkbymoorside Library have their Love Your Library event from 10-12.30. The idea is for people to come along to show their support for the library, oppose the proposed cuts and enjoy tea, coffee and cake.

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Kirkbymoorside Library event‏

Kirkbymoorside Library are hosting a meet the author event with Stephanie Butland who will be speaking about her debut novel ‘Letters to my Husband’ on Monday 2 March at 7pm. Stephanie is one of the authors chosen for the Read Regional ‘New Writers North’ which promotes the pick of new authors coming out of the […]

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Save Kirkbymoorside Library

Do you know that North Yorkshire County Council want volunteers in Kirkbymoorside to take over the running of the library? They want people to come forward to write a business plan, bid for a grant to help with running costs, raise money to pay for heating and lighting and recruit 60 or more volunteers to […]

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Library consultation – your views matter

As you will be aware, the County Council’s budget is being significantly reduced over the next few years, including the budget for the Library Service. Over the past months we have been considering the changes that we will need to make to the service as part of the process. We have now begun a three […]

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Open Day – Kirkbymoorside Library

Wednesday 15 October 2014 10am-4pm Drop in and see us at Kirkbymoorside Library and learn more about the library and all the services we provide. We will have information about the Home Delivery Service, volunteering, eBooks, Reading Groups, Children’s activities and much more. There will also be a drop in session to offer help with […]

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WW1 heritage day at Pickering library

People with a passion for local history or who had relatives who fought in WW1 and would like to find out more about them are being invited to Pickering library for a heritage day. The heritage day will take place at Pickering Library on Saturday 13th September between 10am-2pm. Local history groups from around Ryedale […]

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Reflections on War

The next Kirkbymoorside History Group exhibition will be on 24th September in the Church House Library (upstairs) and is called ‘Reflections on War’. It will focus on four essays written in the 1920s by a local resident Charles Clark Frank, who lived with his family at Low Hall. After serving in WWI he returned home and several years […]

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