Book Bundles: Coming Soon!

Book Bundles is a service we’re going to be offering from Tuesday 21st July as part of our transition back to full library operation.

Book bundles are collections of books of a similar genre or topic that you’ll be able to pre-order for collection from the library. Each bundle comprises four books for adults and three books for juniors. Adult readers may select one bundle at a time – either fiction or non-fiction. Juniors may choose two bundles of the same type or two different ones.

Get more details here.

Library Re-opening

Good news!  We’ve been busy planning a staged re-opening of the library:

  • From 21st July we will offer a limited service, opening from 10am till 12 Noon on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays for returning books and collecting pre-ordered book bundles (see below).
  • Week commencing 27th July: you’ll be able to use the public computers.
  • Week commencing 3rd August: we hope to welcome you back into the building for limited book browsing.

Special Covid-19 precautions will be in place, including social distancing and books being quarantined for 72 hours after handling.

Home Library & Information Service (HLIS)

Our home library service will be running again from 16th July offering existing HLIS customers monthly deliveries. If you’re unable to get to the library for any reason and would like to join the service you’ll find details here.

Returning Books

There is no need to rush to return books to the library – we will want to avoid being overwhelmed in our first few days. All loans have automatically been extended to 1st September so no fines are accruing. 


You’ll be able to order Book bundles for all ages by telephone, email, online order or a form available from the library.  We’ll be posting full details of this service on our website very soon.

Library events and social groups

We are sorry, but for the moment there will be no events or group sessions.

We are doing all we can to resume normal service but it will take time. Please keep checking here and our Facebook page for more updates.

Summer Reading Challenge

The library is closed at the moment but your kids can still take part in SILLY SQUAD – the Summer Reading Challenge for 2020.

You’ll find full details of Silly Squad and how youngsters aged from 4 to 11 can join in the fun on our special Summer Reading Challenge webpage.

A voyage of discovery


‘Who else writes like..’ is a cracking tool if you enjoy reading fiction. With a click or three you can browse by genre, go straight to an author of interest or find other authors who write similar stuff to your usual favourites. You can do all this, check out characters and series, and catch up with the latest prize-winning writers.  Enjoy a leisurely sail in exciting new waters!

You’ll find more reading-related ideas to keep you and your family amused here.

Dance like you just don’t care!

Back in February, Easingwold kids enjoyed a fabulous Indian dance workshop in the library run by professional dancers from the Leeds-based BALBIR SINGH DANCE COMPANY.

BSDC now brings classical Indian dance, ballet, and other dance styles to the comfort and chaos of your very own living room via their rather whizzy online platform for children across the UK.

‘BSDC For Schools’ provides a series of online dance tutorials and games via a dedicated YouTube channel and backed by social media interaction with families.

Ditch Mr. Wicks, pension off Mr. Motivator, put your best ornaments away and get fit discovering fabulous dances from all over the world!

You’ll find lots of other ideas to keep you and your family amused in our Library Lifebuoy.