Celebrating Black History Month

October is Black History Month (BHM) – a chance to explore and shine a light on our shared British history and a time to look forward and celebrate both the present and future possibilities.

To celebrate BHM we’re running a display of topical and relevant books in the library. Drop by and take a look – you’re sure to find something to pique your interest and expand your horizons.

Christina Shingler, a regular customer at Harrogate Library, has produced a thought-provoking short 12-minute video exploring unconscious bias in society and our daily lives: https://www.loom.com/share/36f439bfb05540f484459439ed0c217b

Kids Go Free

We’re very pleased to announce a family-friendly concession during challenging times for parents and children.

From Saturday 17th October until the end of the year there will be no fines for the late return of items borrowed by our junior members. As an extra bonus, all existing fines on the library accounts of our junior members will also be waived. This is one of our ways of giving back to our community.

To take advantage of this concession please visit the library. We regret that our systems are unable to cancel junior fees automatically.

Terms and conditions apply. Further details are here.

Public computer user?

Do you use the library’s public computers or our Wi-Fi? If so, we’d love you to help us improve our service by completing a short survey for our partners North Yorkshire County Council.

The survey should only take around three minutes to complete and gives you the opportunity to make valuable and specific suggestions for improving our computer service.

The survey can be found here: https://consult.northyorks.gov.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=160156446238

IT Buddies coming soon!

There’s good news for anyone needing help with their online application to North Yorkshire County Council for a blue badge or bus pass!

We’re very pleased to announce that our IT Buddies will once again be available to help from Tuesday 27th October. Please call into the library to make an appointment and for details of the documents that you’ll need to bring with you.