Read Kirklees From Home: April 16, 2021

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Read Kirklees From Home: April 16, 2021


  • Library update: Reopening our buildings
  • Birkby Fartown Library
  • Exploring Words and Colour
  • Overdrive Spring collection
  • World Book Night
  • Virtual History walk


We are: Reopening our buildings

Reopenings our buildings

Our library buildings began to reopen on Monday April 12. Covid-19 health and safety regulations are in place for safe borrowing and bookable IT sessions.

To find out where and when we are offering these services please click here

As yet we are not hosting events or group sessions such as Storytimes.


Birkby & Fartown Library update

BF before and after

Work continues apace on our new library for the Birkby and Fartown area.

The competition to design a unique library card for the library has now closed. Now for the tricky task of picking a winner from the many entries we've received!


Furniture has been chosen, books are being bought and events planned. Exciting times ahead for #BirkbyFartown library.


Exploring Words and Colour

Exploring words and colours

Wednesday April 21

11.00am - 12.30pm (Zoom session)

Join us for a free online workshop where we will be exploring the relationship between words and colour and our emotional responses to them.


To book your place email:
To find out more visit:


Overdrive eAudio and eBook collection

Overdrive Spring collection

Spring collection

Simply because they have Spring in the title.

View the collection here



Overdrive World Book Night collection

Overdrive World Book Night

Books to Make You Smile

View our collection of available titles from the Reading Agency World Book Night lists of 2020 and 2021 here





World Book Night

World Book Night

World Book Night

Friday, April 23

How will you spend your World Book Night? We have an exciting night planned with the British Library that you can take part in!

Find out about free, online events and how you can register to join.
6 - 7pm: Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation with Kate Mosse
7 - 8pm: #ReadingHour
8 - 9pm: Books to Make You Smile, hosted by Sandi Toksvig

WBN free audiobook

Download your free World Book Night audiobook

Anyone can apply to receive one of three audiobooks on offer, just sign up with your email address and select the book you’d like to receive.

WBN find your next book

Find your next book

Just select what type of book you’re looking for from the link above and you’ll see recommendations from World Book Night booklists.

Virtual History Trail

Virtual history walk

Birstall Co-ops with Steven Walker

Thursday April 22

Kirklees Libraries Youtube at 1.00pm

Join us for this virtual tour of aspects of the history of the Birstall Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd. The Co-op movement was brought to Birstall in 1865 by a group of workers from a local foundry.

Stephen Walker, takes us on a tour from the central stores around some of the main branches operating in the town. A factual history combined with photographs, archive images and anecdotes bring this fascinating subject to life.

This tour will be streamed live on the Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday 22nd April at 1pm. Also available on catch-up after the broadcast.


Overdrive and the Libby app

Libby always open

eAudio and eBooks

We have over 29,000 eAudio and eBook titles. Borrow them for free with your Kirklees library card and PIN.

View the collection along with details of how to download and use the Libby app via our Overdrive page at:




Pressreader - many languages

Digital Magazines and Newspapers

Choose from over 7,300 national and international titles to read online or download for offline convenience.
Complimentary access with your Kirklees library card and PIN for 60 days before you have to sign in again.
Create a collection of favourite titles, search and add new ones.
Share articles through email and social media, or save and organize them into categories with labels for quick and easy access.
For more details along with details of the text-to-speech and instant translation options, see our PressReader catalogue at:


Join the library, search the catalogue, information on all our events and services along with carefully selected resources for:

  • Creative Adults
  • Creative Children
  • Learning
  • Making Reading Fun
  • Staying Safe
  • Virtual Kirklees Library
  • Wellbeing

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If you know someone who would like to get the latest news from Kirklees Libraries, feel free to forward this newsletter or let them know they can use the link at the bottow of this page. Send your eBook reviews to Recommend titles using the Libby app or use any of the channels below.

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