• Join us and see what we're doing!

  • library, cafe, gift shop & free WIFI

  • The community building opening hours

  • social support for local people

  • by the community for the community

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How you can use our new community building

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Hire our space for your group

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How you can help us

Our normal opening times are:

COMMUNITY BUILDING LIBRARY CAFÉ & GIFT SHOP
Monday 10am to 6pm 1pm to 6pm 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 10am to 4pm 10am to 1pm 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 4pm
Thursday 10am to 4pm No staff 10am to 4pm
Friday 10am to 4pm 10am to 1pm 10am to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 12.30pm 10am to 12pm 10am to 12.30pm

The Café and Gift Shop

Are open 10am to 4pm each weekday and from 10am to 12.30pm on Saturday.

The Library

Is staffed during some of the hours when the building is open, as detailed above. You can both borrow and return books even when the library is not staffed, by using our self issue machine. Let us show you how easy it is to use!

News: Open Day & Celebration Event

Our new community library has now been open for 18 months and it’s rapidly becoming the community hub we always wanted it to be – with library, café, charity gift shop and space all well used by locals and a range of community groups.

On Saturday 22 September we are holding an open afternoon for the village. We’d like to invite you to drop by and join us anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

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News: John Tarrant retires from DDCL

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John Tarrant, one of our founding trustees and Treasurer, has just retired from DDCL. John has worked tirelessly over the last 5 years and contributed to DDCL in so many ways: from writing our first Business Plan, to overseeing the legalities of our asset transfer from Kirklees, to a wide range of handyman and cleaning tasks since we opened. And throughout he kept the accounts for us..  thank you John.

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Neil Denby has kindly agreed to take over the role of Treasurer for the next year.  We would welcome any enquiries from local residents who might be willing to join us as a trustee – we need new blood! Please email: chair@ddcp.org

Kirklees’ libraries consultation

Thank you to everyone locally who took part in the library consultation. Across Kirklees 3,000 questionnaires were completed and 36 submissions were made, including one by DDCL trustees.

We understand from Kirklees that a cabinet paper in July will propose a process for making a decision about the future library service, with the aim of keeping as many libraries open as possible across Kirklees. A final decision is now expected to be made in December 2018.

Read our our submission to Kirklees HERE Please note that the views expressed in the DDCL publication are those of DDCL trustees only and not Kirklees Library Service, who need to remain impartial.

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Join our Supporters Club 

You can also really help us by making a regular, monthly donation of £1 or more, as a member of our Supporters Club.

Click on the image to download the form and join our club.

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