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On Monday 3 June the Trustees held their annual tea party to thank not only their Friends but also their Volunteers, as it was National Volunteers' Week.  Everyone enjoyed a delicious array of sandwiches, cakes and scones and it was a very happy event.  A guest from Library HQ in Northallerton said there was a real community feeling and that it was wonderful to see so many volunteers getting together to chat over tea and cake.    

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On Saturday 9 June, Bedale Community Library volunteers raised the grand total of £962.66 at the Bedale carboot sale on our designated fundraising day!  This is a huge boost to our funds and all donations were gratefully received.   A big thank you to everyone who helped on the day with collecting donations and clearing the park of any litter after the sale.                   ...
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On 18 May 2024, Anne Ash, President of the Rotary Club of Northallerton Mowbray, presented £300 to the Trustees of Bedale Community Library.  The application was made by Andy Hallett, Chair of the Trustees, and detailed the various ways the library supports the local community, including the Home Library Service, visits from school pupils, information about wellbeing and mental health, and assistance with printing Household Support vouchers. The continued object of the Library as a...
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On Monday 12 February 2024, a refresher training session and lunch for current library volunteers was held with Jo and Laura from North Yorkshire Library Services, who both support us so much on a regular basis.  20 volunteers had a great morning catching up on a range of library related topics which regularly occur ranging from straightforward tasks to complicated photocopying exercises.  It was agreed that this should be an annual event.       &nb...
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Our home library service offers doorstep delivery for anyone of any age who finds it difficult to visit the library in person.  Contact Bedale library if you have a friend or neighbour who would like to receive this free, personalised service. Telephone 01609 534573 Or Email: library@bedalecommunitylibrary.org.uk.        

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Need help with IT?    From September Computer/IT drop in sessions are being offered in the library FREE for those just starting or people who wish to learn more.  Ist and 3rd Wednesdays each month -   2.30 - 4pm.  

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We have been featured in the Darlington & Stockton Times! On April 1, 2017 the library came into being, taking over the management of the library and continuing to deliver the services previously provided by North Yorkshire County Council. The county council continues to provide support but without the dedication of its volunteers to step up to the challenge, Bedale would have been without a library which forms such a vital part of the community. Read the full story here   ...
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What a day for the library! We extended our opening hours on 26 November to support the Bedale Christmas festival and as a direct result, we signed up 25 new members. We also had 11 children signing up for the Christmas reading challenge on the first day, so all in all a very busy day for our volunteers. Oh, and the Prime Minister popped in as well to say hello

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