• Libraries Consultation - we need your help!

  • library, cafe, gift shop & free WIFI

  • The community building opening hours

  • social support for local people

  • by the community for the community



How you can use our new community building



Hire our space for your group

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How you can help us

Our normal opening times are:

Monday 10am to 6pm 1pm to 6pm 10am to 6pm
Tuesday 10am to 4pm 10am to 1pm 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 10am to 5pm 1pm to 5pm 10am to 5pm
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 during all of the hours that the community building is open.

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: we need your help, take part in Kirklees’ libraries consultation

Kirklees wants to hear our views, about how our library should be run in future. They are being forced to cut the Library Service budget from £4.1m a year to £2.2m – a 46% cut.

It means Kirklees is likely to close a number of its 24 libraries. The threat we face in Denby Dale is that Kirklees may withdraw its support.  We may lose their professional staff, the free-to-use PCs and wi-fi, the book purchasing, rotation and reserving.

Please complete Kirklees’ survey questionnaire.  By taking 15 minutes to fill it in you can help send a clear signal of how much our village values our library, and make clear your views about which library services you think are most important to retain.  

Read our further information and guidance notes by clicking HERE,  read our submission to Kirklees HERE and complete Kirkleees’ survey online by clicking HERE.

Please note that the views expressed in both the above DDCL publications are those of DDCL trustees only and not Kirklees Library Service, who need to remain impartial throughout the consultation.


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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.