Baildon library survey

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Baildon Town Council have been advised that Bradford Council will be cutting a further £1m from Bradford Libraries in 2020/21.

This is going to impact on all libraries in the Bradford area. To keep a library in Baildon, Baildon Town Council want us to tell Bradford Council why our library is important to our community.

Please click here to complete the questionnaire to describe how you use Baildon Library and what it means to you.

Since June 2017 Baildon Library has been a hybrid library. Baildon Town Council volunteers work alongside paid Bradford Libraries staff to keep the service open for the local community.

The library currently has 42 volunteers who are managed by volunteer coordinator, Rachel Gallagher. The volunteers staff the front desk and also help with activities such as storytime, book displays, family history drop-ins and indexing our local studies collection.

Baildon Library offers:

  • Disabled access
  • Audio books
  • Daily newspapers
  • Dyslexia friendly children and young adults books
  • Children’s storytime and craft activities (Mondays and Thursdays)
  • Free Internet access and word processing, with print capabilities from the library computers
  • Family History drop-in sessions (monthly)
  • Craft and Chat group (Fridays every fortnight)

Baildon Library is also a donation point for:

  • School uniform items, coats, shoes, bags etc for Shipley Area School Uniform Bank
  • Used batteries
  • Used stamps