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Woodhams Stone Collection on tour across Ryedale

Items from the popular Woodhams-Stone Collection will be on the road from summer 2016 as its social history roadshow tours libraries across Ryedale. Artefacts and information from the Collection will tour round five libraries staying in each venue for three months, starting in Malton then Norton, Pickering, Kirbymoorside and Helmsley. Project Officer, Sarah Maultby said: […]

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Selfish volunteering in Helmsley

Have you ever done something for nothing? Sometimes that’s how we can see volunteering. It’s all about giving. But ask anyone who volunteers and they will tell you that volunteering brings much more. Here are some reasons you should definitely consider becoming a volunteer: you can learn new skills and develop new interests it will help improve […]

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Consultation prompts North Yorkshire library staff rethink

From today’s BBC regional news: Libraries in North Yorkshire will not be run entirely by volunteers after a public consultation revealed people were against the move. Council plans were for 21 libraries to be community-run but the authority is now proposing that those libraries have some paid staff. Consultation responses said this was necessary for […]

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Helmsley library needs more volunteers

Helmsley Library is hoping to recruit more volunteers to join the team who keep the library open on Friday afternoons. Depending on North Yorkshire County Council’s decision on the allocation of resources, the library may become a community venture and will need even more volunteers. So if you value having a library in Helmsley, now […]

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Library consultation – your views matter

As you will be aware, the County Council’s budget is being significantly reduced over the next few years, including the budget for the Library Service. Over the past months we have been considering the changes that we will need to make to the service as part of the process. We have now begun a three […]

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Summer reading challenge for youngsters

The summer reading challenge is aimed at children aged four to 11 and is running in all North Yorkshire libraries this summer. The theme this year is ‘Mythical Maze’ and it’s free to take part. The challenge is to read six library books over the summer. The challenge started on 12 July and runs until […]

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WWI drop in at Helmsley Library

As part of the centenary of the First World War, Helmsley Library is asking local people to come forward to share information and stories about their own family during the First World War. Stories, pictures letters and other items of interest will be used to build up a community resource about the First World War […]

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Council tax could rise to fund library

Householders in Helmsley could be asked to pay an extra £20 – £30 a year council tax to keep a library service in the town. The Town Council heard last week that a working party is making plans to ensure the service survives in the light of anticipated budget cuts by North Yorkshire County Council. […]

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Who lived in your house?

To celebrate Local History Month in May, Pickering and Malton Libraries are helping people to find out about the lives of people who lived in their houses. The event is suitable for those whose houses are more than one hundred years old. “Who Lived In Your House” will be available at Pickering Library on Saturday […]

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Find Out What Your Local Library Can Do for You

Do you or someone you know struggle to get to or carry things home from the library? If this is the case Home Library Service volunteers can bring the library to you. Once a fortnight volunteers will drop books, chosen to suit your taste off at your home. Books are also available in large print, […]

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Appeal for return of library books

Libraries across Ryedale, including ours here in Helmsley, have appealed to users to return overdue books and pay their fines. Across the district, some £15000 in fines dating back to 2009 remain unpaid, and 2000 overdue books await return. Helmsley has the merit of owing least, but even so £909.40 is outstanding. Helsmley also has […]

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Storytime at Helmsley Library

Helmsley Library is delighted to announce the return of  fun musician Kathy Seabrook for a musical storytime for the under 5’s. Bring your toddler along to play  and join in the musical  fun. Kathy will be at Helmsley Library on Tuesday October 22nd 2.15-3.15pm. If you miss Kathy  the under 5’s are always welcome  to join […]

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Join Helmsley Work Club

Take the first steps towards employment, join Helmsley’s new Work Club at Helmsley Library 7th November 2013 to 19th December 2013 12.30-2pm. Here to help you up-skill for work. Membership is FREE and available to all who are seeking work. Our Learning and Skills advice is FREE to all members and whilst you are claiming […]

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Storytime and Crafts sessions re-start at Helmsley Library

After the Summer break Helmsley Library is re-starting its weekly story-time and crafts session 2.30-3pm on Thursday September 5th. All under five’s are welcome to come along to listen to stories and do fun crafts. If you think you could help out with story-times and other children’s events we would be delighted to hear from […]

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Creepy goings-on at your local library

There’s something strange going on in the neighbourhood. Mummies are causing mayhem and skeletons creating a stir – Are you ready for the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge? It’s a spine-tingling adventure! Enter your local library to find out what awaits you… This year’s theme is ‘Creepy House’. All you have to do is read six […]

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Helmsley IT courses

Brush up on your computer skills at Helmsley Library. Absolute beginners are very welcome. Booking is essential, please contact Helmsley Library on 0845 034 9527 or email helmsley.library@northyorks.gov.uk Taster sessions are available on the following days and times. All sessions are free. Wednesday 21st August 10am-12 noon Wednesday 4th September 10am-12 noon Wednesday 18th September 10am-12noon […]

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Helmsley library – fun music and reading roadshow

Helmsley Library is delighted to present a fun, music, and storytime session with Kathy Seabrook on Friday 26th April 2013 at 10.30am. These sessions are a lovely way for young children to get involved with singing, dancing, playing percussion, enjoying stories and developing new skills.  All children under 5 are welcome. Do come along to play, […]

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Fun music and reading roadshow for tots

Helmsley Library is delighted to present a fun, music, and storytime session with Kathy Seabrook on Friday 26th April 2013 at 10.30am. These sessions are a lovely way for young children to get involved with singing, dancing, playing percussion, enjoying stories and developing new skills.  All children under 5 are welcome. Do come along to […]

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Bumper library book sale

Bumper Book Sale! Books on a variety of subjects will be up for grabs when North Yorkshire County Council’s Helmsley Library puts old stock on sale. The Bumper Book Sale will run from Friday, 15th March 10-4pm and Saturday 16th March 10am to 12 noon, and will include adult fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Prices […]

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Free Home Library Service

If you find it difficult to leave home to visit your local library, you could have your favourite books delivered to your door. The Home Library and Information Service (HLIS) works with local volunteers to provide free delivery of books and audio books throughout North Yorkshire. You may be eligible to receive the free home […]

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Library book sale

Helmsley Library is holding a sale of ex library books, including both fiction and non fiction, on Friday and Saturday,  from 10.00 am both days, to 4.00 pm on Friday, and noon on Saturday.

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Take the summer reading challenge at Helmsley library

Join the Story Lab gang at Helmsley library for the summer reading challenge. Children aged 4-11 can sign up from 14 July. The summer reading challenge was launched on Saturday 14 July. There will also be a digital story writing session on Saturday 1 September from 11am – 12 noon. For more information please contact Helmsley […]

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Dementia Awareness Week display at Helmsley Library

North Yorkshire Libraries are helping raise dementia awareness by supporting the Alzheimer’s Societies Dementia Awareness Week. Dementia Awareness Week is an annual event intended to increase peoples understanding of dementia, by getting them to think and talk about dementia and the way it affects lives.  Displays on the theme of “Remember the Past, Remember the […]

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Helmsley Library events for April and May

Helmsley Library are holding a World Book Night event (slightly early) on Friday 20th of April at Helmsley Library, where copies of ‘The Player of Games’ by Iain Banks will be given away from 2pm. Computer Classes There will be a Computers for Absolute Beginners Taster Session on Thursday 26th April 2pm-4pm. It is for people who […]

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