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 20 hours a week. 

Monday        2 pm — 5 pm

Tuesday       10 am — 4 pm

Wednesday  2 pm — 5 pm

Thursday      closed

Friday           10 am — 4 pm

Saturday       10 am — 12 noon

Please note: the Library will be closed on Bank Holidays, as well as the Easter weekend (including Easter Saturday), Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. In addition, the Library will be closed in the week between Christmas and New Year. 








The Summer Reading Challenge begins 15 July at the Library, 10 am — 12 noon. Come and pick up your free Animal Agents folder and sticker. You can sign up until 19 August. The Challenge closes on 9 September.

For children aged 4 — 11. 

Latest News

  • A talk and craft session for children about baby elephant rescue - Wednesday, 16 August, 2 - 3pm at the Library
    Don't miss the talk and craft session by Johliene Wiseman about baby elephants. Elephant Antics is on Wednesday, 16 August, 2 pm —...
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    10/08/2017 by: Liz Bostock
  • Coffee morning in aid of the Library, 19 August in Newton-le-Willows
    Saturday, 19 August - coffee morning in Newton-le-Willows.   You are invited to join us for a coffee morning to raise funds for Bedale Comm...
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    10/08/2017 by: Liz Bostock
  • First finishers of the Summer Reading Challenge
    Congratulations to Lara and Cameron Bratley who are first finishers of the Summer Reading Challenge. They are pictured here with their medals. To comp...
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    07/08/2017 by: Liz Bostock
  • Celebrating local writers and books on Yorkshire Day at the Library
    It is Yorkshire Day today and celebrations are already well under way here in Bedale. We have sorted out some Yorkshire based books from our used book...
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    01/08/2017 by: Liz Bostock
  • Fun talks for children this summer at the Library
    There will be two animal talks at the Library this summer for children.  Bunny Antics on Saturday 5 August, 10.30 am — 11.30am and Elep...
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    18/07/2017 by: Liz Bostock
  • Summer Reading Challenge begins 15th July
    TThe Summer Reading Challenge begins this Saturday at Bedale Community LIbrary, 10 — 12 nnoon. Come and pick up your Animal Agents folder and st...
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    12/07/2017 by: Liz Bostock
  • Latest from Friends of Bedale Community Library
    Friends of Bedale Community Library Susan Perkins, Chair of FoBCL, writes. Our events since the launch in March have all involved coffee, cakes ...
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    28/06/2017 by: Liz Bostock
  • New Trustee for Friends of Bedale Community Library
    New FoBCL Trustee Welcome to Anne Makepeace  who joins Friends of Bedale Community Library as a Trustee and who is responsible for secondhand...
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    27/06/2017 by: Liz Bostock
  • Volunteers need tea!
    Thank you to Taylors of Harrogate for sending supplies of Yorkshire Tea for our Library Volunteers.  ...
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    27/06/2017 by: Liz Bostock
  • The first 100 days - a report from the Chair of Bedale Community Library, Andy Hallett
    Bedale Community Library (BCL) came into being on 1st April 2017, so here we are 100 days down the road and still going strong.  When the Board ...
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    26/06/2017 by: Liz Bostock

Opening Hours

Opening hours

Monday  2pm — 5pm
Tuesday 10am — 4pm
Wednesday 2pm — 5pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 10am — 4pm
Saturday 10am — 12 noon
Sunday Closed


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