In April 2016 we were proud to receive an award in person from the Duke of York. His Community Initiative is a Royal Award presented to community groups. To win an award a project must be ‘owned, developed and led by the people they serve, be of real value to the community, be well run and an inspiration to others.’
If you would like to find out more about the Duke of York’s Community Initiative please go to www.thedukeofyorkscommunityinitiative.org.uk
On 27 May 2017 we were proud to receive one of the Huddersfield Examiner Community Awards, for the Community Project of 2017. The Awards Gala Dinner was hosted by ITV news presenter Nina Hussein and our award was presented by Helen Thewlis, Head of Family Law at Ramsdens Solicitors. Announcing us as the winner Helen said the judges had chosen Denby Dale Community Library over two other brilliant community projects ‘for the sheer size and scale of what we have achieved, in turning our ambition into reality.’
On 24 October one of our long-standing volunteers, Tansy Hepton, was presented by Alison Peaden (Area Manager, Kirklees Library Service) with a Mentor Award for 2017.
Tansy took on a support and mentoring role with a young volunteer working towards a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Tansy was nominated for the award by the parent who said ‘my daughter’s confidence is growing and I was genuinely surprised and very happy that she even made it to the end of the Bronze Award. I would really like to thank the staff at the library for their part in this – it has been wonderful.’