Enchanted Story Hunt – December

Get ready for a virtual entertainment experience like no other as scavenger hunting and storytelling collide in a jam packed session which is fun for all the family.  Let your little one’s imaginations run wild as storyteller John Kirk takes you to far off places and shares classic fairy and folk tales. Guaranteed fun for families with children 3+.

In December’s edition we will be going on a story hunt adventure and a mini winter challenge.

Adventures are supported by Barnsley Libraries, Bradford Libraries, Calderdale Libraries, Cheshire West Libraries, East Riding Libraries, Harrow Libraries, Hull Libraries, Kirklees Libraries, Newcastle City Libraries, Norfolk Libraries, North Yorkshire Libraries, Surrey Libraries, Tameside Libraries, Trafford Libraries, Wakefield Libraries.

Bradford Libraries launch Business and IP Centre

New and aspiring small business entrepreneurs can now get free support to start, grow or run their own business through their nearest Business and Intellectual Property Centre at City Library in Bradford.

BIPC Local at City Library joins other local libraries across West Yorkshire, including Calderdale and Wakefield, to offer Business and IP Centre spaces, resources and services to local residents.  Now Bradford residents will be able to access up-to-date market research, business information and databases and attend specialist events and one-to-ones at their local library.

These new services are part of the British Library’s expansion of its network of library-based Business & IP Centres to 100 regional and local libraries across England. The new BIPC ‘Locals’ across West Yorkshire build on the popular service already available through Leeds Libraries.

The Business and IP Centre in Bradford will officially open on Monday 15 November, but as a prelude to this, on Thursday 11 November as part of the BIPC’s start-up day 2021, budding entrepreneurs are invited to join a morning of demonstrations of the resources and databases, designed to get new businesses idea off to a flying start.

Places can be booked on the Eventbrite website www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for BIPC Bradford.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said:

“The Bradford district is renowned for its entrepreneurial spirit and in 2017 it was named as the best city to start a new business. Having a new BIPC in Bradford will be great for our budding entrepreneurs, helping them to get the information and access to resources they need to get their business off to a flying start.”

Bradford-based entrepreneur Omar Bahadur, founder of Faraday Drinks and previous user of the Business & IP Centre Leeds, said:

“The business support offered through the Leeds library service has been invaluable in helping me research my market and understand my customers. It was really easy to access support throughout the pandemic and the information provided by the BIPC helped me to develop my business plan. It’s great that even more people can now access free support around West Yorkshire to help with their own businesses.”

Liz Jolly, Chief Librarian at the British Library, said:

“At their heart, libraries are trusted spaces with professional staff who have a mission to connect people with information. From Glasgow to Brighton, our BIPC Network harnesses the power of libraries, bringing in expertise from the local community to help people from all walks of life turn an idea into a successful business.

“We’re delighted to mark this next chapter in the Network’s journey, growing from 14 to over 100 new regional and local Centres across England, with a longer-term ambition to expand across the UK. Our mission is to put business support in every library, but we’re also learning lessons from the past year, by making sure more and more of our business and IP workshops, events and 1-1s are open to everyone online.”

Anyone wanting help to start or grow their own business in Bradford can visit BIPC Local at Bradford’s City Library.

Further information about the Business & IP Centre Leeds City Region and where to find your nearest centre can be found by visiting www.leeds.gov.uk/bipcleeds.

Create Connect Make. Online Collage workshop

Online Collage Workshop with Jean McEwan

Wednesday 17th November 6pm

Join our free online creative workshop to make a collaged instant book, postcard or poster exploring how you are creative and your ideas for creative activities that could happen at Keighley Library.

We’ll send you a creative pack with everything you’ll need, from scissors, glue, papers, card and collage materials.

As well as making collage we’ll also be doing lots of chatting together about creativity. The workshop will very social and will be a chance to meet, connect and share ideas with other folk about what we want to see happen at the Library.

This workshop will be run by community artist Jean McEwan who is leading the Create Connect Make project.  
More about Jean and her work here www.jeanmcewan.com

This online workshop has limited places. Further online workshops dates will be organised if there is demand.
To book a place – Ticketsource
To find out more about the Create Connect Make go to –

Happy Active Stories

Join our next adventure for the Happy Active Stories programme online for children under five and their families.

The latest adventure will take place online on Friday 12 November at 10.30am.

Simply email susan.brewster-craig@bradford.gov.uk to book.  You will then receive the code and password for the Zoom session.

Hoglets Theatre and Bradford Libraries present “The Way Home for Wolf” by Rachel Bright.

Join Gemma from Hoglets Theatre for a special online storytelling adventure with lots of interaction for families.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for the following apprenticeships.

Admin and Customer Service Apprentice at Dixons Allerton Academy – Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship, for more information and to apply visit: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/app…/-677856

Sales Ledger Apprentice at Park Homes (U K) Ltd– Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship, for more information and to apply visit: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/app…/-676611

Apprenticeship Vacancies with Skills for Work

We are currently recruiting for the following apprenticeships positions:

Premcrest Ltd, Bradford are recruiting 2 x Business and Sales Customer Service Apprentices, for more information and to apply for this Level 2 apprenticeship please visit: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-670613

Apprentice Admin Assistant, Clayton Village Primary School. For more information and to apply for this Level 3 Apprenticeship please visit: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-673828

Libraries Week 2021

Story Times and Rhyme Times are back.

Bring your little ones on a story telling adventure or join in with some rhyming fun in the library during Libraries Week.

Check with the library for booking details

  • Mon 4th Oct 2.30pm Wibsey Library
  • Tues 5th Oct 2pm Wyke Library
  • Tues 5th Oct 9.30am & 10.30am Laisterdyke Library
  • Weds 6th Oct 10am City Library
  • Thurs 7th Oct 2.15pm Bingley Library
  • Thurs 7th Oct 2.15pm Addingham Library
  • Fri 8th Oct 1.30pm Manningham Library
  • Mon 4th Oct 2pm Eccleshill Library
  • Mon 4th Oct 2.15pm Bingley Library
  • Mon 4th Oct 3.45pm Wibsey Library
  • Mon 4th Oct 4pm Manningham Library
  • Tues 5th Oct 9.30am Burley Library
  • Tues 5th Oct 2pm Shipley Library
  • Fri 8th Oct 10.30am Wyke Library
  • Sat 9th Oct 11am City Library

Apprenticeship Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for the following Apprenticeship positions:
Dixons Allerton Academy – Admin and Customer Service Apprentice, Level 2, Full time, Term time only.  For more information and to apply for this Level 2 Apprenticeship please visit: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-659096
Park Homes, Bingley – Sales Ledger Apprenticeship.  Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration, Full Time.  For more information and to apply visit: