Welcome to the Bedale Community Library website. The charity took over the running of the library on 1 April 2017. A team of over 40 volunteers are keeping the doors open for 24 hours a week.  Opening times from April 1 2018:

Monday        2 pm — 5 pm

Tuesday       10 am — 4 pm

Wednesday  2 pm — 5 pm

Thursday      3 pm — 6 pm

Friday           10 am — 4 pm

Saturday       9.30 am — 12.30 pm

Please note: the Library will be closed on Bank Holidays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. In addition, the Library will be closed in the week between Christmas and New Year. 




Latest News

  • Secret Garden Art Competition
    Our Secret Garden Art Competition to design a woodland creature for our new Library mural is open to children or young people aged 8 to 17. The w...
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    08/02/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • Pens, painting and pixels!
    As a result of securing some funding from the Lottery, the Library is delighted to offer creative sessions in digital media and art for children and y...
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    24/01/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • Beer, Romans, Sausages!
    Lend your ears to an evening of entertainment with Simon Turney, writer of Roman and medieval historical fiction on Wednesday,&nbs...
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    05/01/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • Upcoming Events
    Saturday, 1 December Christmas Festival events in the Library Festive StoryTime 10.30am — 11.30am    Festive card making ...
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    26/11/2018 by: Mick Hill
  • Christmas Closure Times
    The library will close at 12.30pm on Saturday, 22nd December and re-open on Wednesday, 2nd January 2018 at 2pm. Returns due in that period will be aut...
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    15/11/2018 by: Mick Hill
  • Puzzles for loan
    The Library is now loaning out puzzles. £1 a puzzle. ...
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    28/09/2018 by: Mick Hill
  • Hospital Bedale Exhibition: Remembering 1914-18
    The Hospital Bedale Exhibition opens on Wednesday 7 November with a talk by local author Margaret Parry about her grandfather's Fir...
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    27/09/2018 by: Mick Hill
  • IT & Digital Skills Drop-Ins
    One-to-one help with emails, photos, letters, contacts, iPads, mobiles, Skype etc. Just turn up or phone 01609 534573.   ...
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    26/09/2018 by: Mick Hill
  • Halloween Activity at the Library
    Make spooky door hangings and streamers at Bedale Library, Saturday 27 October 2018, 10.30am - 12.00 noon. Places are limited. Please sign up at&...
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    25/09/2018 by: Mick Hill
  • RhymeTime
    Rhymetime is starting again on Monday 10 September, in the Bedale Room opposite the Library and will run every week until Monday 10 December (apart fr...
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    06/09/2018 by: Mick Hill