We’re re-opening some of our libraries!
Following the Government’s relaxation of some of the Covid-19 restrictions, we are preparing for the safe reopening of library services over the coming weeks.
We are unable to fully open all the services at our libraries safely at the moment, so we are starting with the re-opening of the following six libraries:
- Armley Community Hub and Library
- Compton Centre Community Hub and Library
- Dewsbury Road Community Hub and Library
- Reginald Centre Community Hub and Library
- Headingley Community Hub and Library
- Seacroft Community Hub and Library
These libraries are open from 10 am today. For more information please visit www.leeds.gov.uk/libraries
We will keep you updated as more libraries open. In the meantime, the following services will be available at those libraries open:
Library Book Returns
You can drop off your returned books
Library Book pick up
You will be able to pick up books that have been reserved. Please use our library catalogue www.leeds.gov.uk/libraries, or the library app to reserve your books. If you would like to discuss your reading preferences and/or book choices or if you need help reserving books please contact our new Order and Collect service on 0113 378 5005 or email LibraryEnquiries@leeds.gov.uk
Unfortunately, there will be no browsing in libraries for the moment.
You can book a free 45-minute slot to use a computer and access the internet. To book, please telephone 0113 378 5005. Unfortunately, we cannot provide assistance with computers.
The safety of our staff and customers is our main priority. Please remember to maintain social distancing, take note of signs and guidance and do not visit if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms.
Summer Reading Challenge
It’s time for the Summer Reading Challenge and this year we are going digital!
The 2020 Reading Challenge from The Reading Agency will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books!
Join us online for our Sign Up Saturday!
On Saturday 11 July, we will be having a virtual event for Sign-up Saturday. This opening online event will feature the brilliant local theatre company Tutti Frutti, who are also working with a number of local cultural partners to support our programme over the summer.
During the event, there will be online support available with our librarians for grown-ups registering their children on the website and we will also be launching our fantastic Silly Squad collection of eBooks and eAudio books on Borrowbox.
Watch this short film where Elaine, one of our fab librarians tells us more about the Summer Reading Challenge.
And don’t forget to check out Mark and Sam from CBBC who have created a funny video to launch the Silly Squad on The Reading Agency’s YouTube channel!
Happy summertime reading everyone!
Do you need help downloading an eBook or some support with your digital device? Or would you like some help to get started online? Our #DigiDropIn is running 10.00am-4.00pm every weekday! Just tweet us your questions. To book a one to one digital learning session contact us on 0113 378 5005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org