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. 




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Latest News

  • Pens & Pixels present a Thingatoreum!
    Our creative sessions over the summer holidays have been a great success so we will be running 8 further workshops on Saturday mornings over the autum...
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    20/09/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • Promoting Yorkshire Authors
    Stuck for Christmas ideas? Come to the library on Wednesday 27 November 11.00am until 1.00pm and meet some Yorkshire writers. Writers will be on ...
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    20/09/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • Games Night
    An evening of traditional games and quizzes in the Ballroom, Bedale Hall at 7.00pm on Thursday 24 October 2019. Entry £5 per person. All pr...
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    16/09/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • FIRST AID COURSE For Parents & Carers, Monday 22 July 2019, 1.30 – 3.30 Pm
    This event, run by UFirst Aid Training, will be held in the Drawing Room, Bedale Hall. The course is aimed at equipping parents and carers to dea...
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    26/06/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • SPACE CHASE CRAZY PLANETS Workshop, Tuesday 13 August 2019, 10.30 am – 12 noon
    Creative workshop with local artist Wendi New. Suitable for children 4-11 years. £2 per child. Sign up at the library. Places limited. ...
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    26/06/2019 by: Mick Hill
  • 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