In common with all libraries across Kirklees (and beyond), Heckmondwike is under threat from funding reviews while needing to stay relevant to the community.
Join us to consider the future of your library and its place in the community.
More than just lending books (including special loan collections of quick reads, graphic novels and a local history and reference collection), our library provides photocopying, free public computer access (constantly in demand!) and in Heckmondwike the library is doubly important as the only indoor 'public space' able to provide room for community groups to meet.
It hosts basic IT skills courses, local speakers, craft groups, conversation groups and an under-fives group.
Heckmondwike has no other venue for citizens advice, job centre, access to council services or drop-ins for assisted job searches. A job centre outreach service and facilities such as utility bill payments, issuing of Kirklees passports, gateway to care enquiries and blue badge application are all currently offered by the library and are necessities for our local population.