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. 

 

 

Easter 2019 

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 Tuesday 23rd April at 10am.

Latest News

  • 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
  • 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