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

  • Pens & Pixels present Moon Monster Mashup
    This summer Pens & Pixels present Moon Monster Mashup.  Local artists Wendi New and Pete Gough will be running creative sessions...
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    10/06/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • Wanted - Rhyme Time Leaders
    Bedale Community Library is looking for RhymeTime leaders for Mondays, 2.15pm-2.45pm (term time) - do you know anyone who might be interested? A fee i...
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    29/05/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • Bedale Community Award
    Library Trustee Susan Perkins has received the Bedale Community Award 2019 on behalf of Bedale Community Library. This Award is made in recogni...
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    16/05/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • Community Volunteers
    Following council funding cuts three years ago over 40 volunteers have helped to keep the library open and develop it as a community hub. If you w...
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    14/05/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • The Day the Trophy Came to Town.
    In early March the Tour de Yorkshire trophy made a brief appearance at Bedale Community Library as part of preparations for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire...
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    12/03/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • Ronnie and the Fox
    We are delighted to announce the winner of Bedale Community Library's first ever Art Competition - Roxie Ventham (11) with her splendid fox. Her...
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    07/03/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • Easter Closing
    The Library will be closed over the Easter weekend, including Good Friday and Easter Monday. It will close at 6pm on Thursday 18th April and reopen on...
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    28/02/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • Tour de Yorkshire Trophies
    Tour de Yorkshire Trophies will be on display in the Library 3 - 6pm on Thursday, 7 March. This is the only public venue in Bedale where the...
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    25/02/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • 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