• library, cafe, gift shop & free WIFI

  • social support for local people

  • vital services for rural villages

  • by the community for the community



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How you can help us


Survey Results

Thanks to so many of you for taking part in our survey, conducted over the last few months.
We’re delighted to now share with you the results of the survey.
What do you want most from the community library building? 
How likely are you to support it? 
What else did you choose to tell us?
Click play on the video above to see an overview of the survey findings.
Click here to download a short report with graphs that summarise the full results:


Contact us:

Library: email: denbydale.lic@kirklees.gov.uk     telephone: 01484 414868

Community Building & the Trust  email: chair@ddcp.org

Our normal opening times are:

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 12noon 10am to 12noon 10am to 12noon


The Café and Gift Shop: 

Are open 10am to 4pm each weekday and from 10am to 12noon 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!

Events: Later at the Library

A new group will now meet monthly, on the last Friday evening of each month, to hear and share book and poetry readings.  Free event, all welcome, no need to book.
Refreshments available

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Ursu. A heart warming, happy story of canine intelligence and trust. Ursu is the story of one woman’s determination to save a dog from certain death, a dog she has never even met. Unwanted, broken and feral the dog has known only years of brutality. But somehow behind those sad and desperate eyes she knows there’s a good, kind and intelligent dog. Poignant, touching and true.

Previous events:

Bring along your favourite poems to read out yourself, or listen to others read. A chance to hear old favourites and discover new voices.


The inaugural event welcomed local author Den Dixon who read from his thoughtful book Wired Thoughts. His are original short stories, told in a gritty style, examining topics such as bereavement, love and human nature.


Events: Hands on History

A new group, meeting in the second week of each month at the Denby Dale Library.

Anyone who is interested in exploring the past by researching people or places or objects.

Presentations and discussions, sharing projects whilst in progress and methods of researching with input from members and others with relevant experience & expertise.

The next event, in mid April, will be announced soon.

Previous events:

Researching from Objects

Local resources for History projects

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.