Silsden Community Library
Access ‘000s of books, newspapers & magazines
Join Silsden Community Library
As a Member of Silsden Community Library you can enjoy access to thousands of books as part of Bradford Libraries as well as free subscription to on-line books, newspapers and magazines.
Staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers the library is located in Silsden Town Hall. We are open 5 days a week with extended hours on Tuesdays.
The library is for all residents. This John Liddle photograph shows you our youngest member 13-month-old Ryan Perry, and the most senior user Irene Atkinson. Ryan was helped by his mum, Cheryl Gaukroger.
Volunteers Recognised For Efforts
Silsden Community Library has a large number of valued volunteers. Bradford council withdrew library staff in April 2018. Since then our dedicated volunteers have done an amazing job for Silsden residents.
If you can spare an hour or two and would like to be a library volunteer, please drop into the library and make yourself known to the team. You’ll be made most welcome.
In the photo opposite, the Library Steering Group meet with our Mayor and MP.
What Services Does Silsden Community Library Offer?
Come and join in with our Storytime and Rhymetime sessions for pre-school children on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 – 2:30pm. It is advisable to reserve a space for this session by either dropping into the library or by telephoning 07582 102307. The responsible adult must remain with their child for this event.
Bookstart Bear Club
Bookstart is the national programme that encourages all parents and carers to enjoy books with children from as early an age as possible. We do this by gifting free book packs at around 9-12 months and 4 years. There’s lots more information on the Bradford Libraries website here.
On the first Saturday of the month we hold a Science Club from 10am to 11am. It is advisable to reserve a space for this session by either dropping into the library or by telephoning 07582 102307. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Held every Monday afternoon from 3:45pm – 6pm in the Town Hall Meeting Room the Chess Club is open to all ages and all abilities; complete beginners are very welcome. We have some training material, provided by Chess in Schools and Communities, which will help even the youngest to start playing the game and have fun. There is no need to book, just turn up, although those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
PressReader – Free Subscription to Newspapers and Magazines
PressReader Free Subscription
Membership of the library gives free subscription to the PressReader app.
PressReader provides access to over 7000 daily newspaper and magazine titles from more than 100 countries, in over 60 languages while connected to the Internet.
If you’re going on holiday there is no need to miss out on your daily paper just download it while you’re abroad to your phone or tablet; and it’s FREE.
Access free services. Such as Ancestry.com and Find My Past for those investigating their family histories.
Help for those preparing to become British Citizens.
Theory Test Pro
If you are preparing for your driving test, check out the free services right here through the library.
Do you want to research music since the 1960s? This is the place to be.
British Newspaper Archive
Discover history as it happened right from Silsden Community Library.
When will you come to the library?
Silsden Community Library Opening Hours
|Monday||10am to 4pm|
|Tuesday||10am to 6pm|
|Wednesday||10am to 4pm|
|Thursday||10am to 4pm|
|Friday||10am to 4pm|
|Saturday||9.30am to 1pm|
|Sunday & Bank Holidays||Closed|
*Please note that due to the pandemic the library’s opening hours are currently restricted. The temporary opening hours are as follows:
Monday – 10am-12pm
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – 10am-12pm
Thursday – closed
Friday – 10am-12pm
Saturday – 10am-12pm
Sunday – closed
We’d Like All Silsden Residents to be Members
Sign Up Today!
We are looking forward to you getting in touch. There is so much to make use of at Silsden Community Library. Come along to see us at Silsden Town Hall or call 01535 654131. Our volunteers will make you feel very welcome.