Summer Reading Challenge 2021

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge ended on 11th September. Well done to all our junior eco-warriors who completed the challenge and gained their medals!


The Summer Reading Challenge may have ended but your community library has masses of exciting, colourful and imaginative books for children of all ages with new stock arriving every week. Your child can join the library free – just pop in and see us.

The Lions roar for the library

We thank Easingwold and District Lions very much indeed for their generous donation of £150 to buy a selection of reading aids for use by our home library customers.

They include magnifiers and lights for those who struggle to read the book print, book stands which are useful to support heavier books, and a CD player which can be loaned out to customers who want to try audiobooks.

The Lions, represented by president John Sutherland and fellow Lions Alec Harbisher, Ray Evans and Peter Coomer, presented the new equipment to Linda Kentley and Angela Pontefract who received it on behalf of the Home Library & Information Service.

The service is run by volunteers who make regular deliveries of books and audiobooks to customers who find it difficult to get to the library in person. It covers Easingwold and its surrounding villages. The team has continued to pick, process and deliver books and audiobooks to the housebound in a Covid-safe way throughout the pandemic, providing a vital and much appreciated literary lifeline for their customers.

Anyone who has a problem getting to the library in person can ask to join the Home Library & Information Service. You’ll find more details about the service here.

A Thousand Butterflies have just landed in Easingwold!

In partnership with the Co-op and EasiWorks (Autism Plus) we are now proud to announce that the project to create a community art installation of over 1,000 colourful butterflies has been completed.

A stream of beautiful butterflies fluttering under the library’s willow much-loved willow tree is a very striking and memorable reflection of the years 2020 and 2021 and how their particular challenges have affected everyone.

Do please drop by the library and see them while they are here.

This inspiring and stunning art installation has involved hundreds of people in the community in its creation. Thanks to everyone who took part – we hope you enjoy seeing your creations fluttering bravely in the sunshine!

If you’d like to know more about the A Thousand Butterflies community art project please click here.

Rhymetime Returns!

Rhymetime is starting up again in the community library on Monday 7th June 2021 at 2.15pm.

All parents and carers with children under 4 years are welcome to join us sharing rhymes and stories. If the weather allows we’ll run the sessions outside under the willow tree sitting on rugs and blankets. We’ll maintain social distancing and generally follow Covid guidelines.

Places are limited so please book through the library on 01609 534584 or by email to Or you can pop into the library to reserve a place.

The library will be open after the session for those who wish to join the library or choose books. It’s also a great opportunity to join Buzzy Bee’s Honey Hunt our special rewards scheme for Under Fives. 

We’re really looking forward to seeing you and your children again!

Opening Hours Are Changing

We’re going to be extending our opening hours from Tuesday 1st June.

From that date our opening times will be:

Monday: 10.00 -12.30.   14.00 – 17.00.

Tuesday: 10.00 -12.30.

Thursday: 10.00 – 12.30.

Friday: 10.00 – 12.30.   14.00 – 17.00.

Saturday: 10.00 -12.30.

Covid-safe arrangements continue and you’ll find full details here.