• 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

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 12.30pm 10am to 12pm 10am to 12.30pm

The Café and Gift Shop: Opening Times

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

The Library: Opening Times

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: Hands on History

Wednesday 13th February: Researching from Objects
Thursday 14th March: Local Resources from History Projects

Are you doing or interested in doing family or local history research ?

Carol Hardy from Kirklees Library Service will give an introduction to how the library resources can help you.

Wednesday 10th April: Family 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.

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.  All are welcome to attend – free!

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
Free event, all welcome, no need to book
Refreshments available

News: Later at the Library, a new group!

The inaugural Later at the Library, on 25 January, 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.


You can get a taster of Den’s stories on this youtube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caEP4G6HEhY
and on his book’s website here: http://wiredthoughts.com/about/

Thanks Den, you were great!

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.

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.

 ddcp18_library consultation submission

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.