Library

Library 1968
Title Library
Date 1968
Location Yeadon
Photo ID P404
Comment In the mid 1960s the library service was operated from a room in Yeadon Town Hall, Aireborough Librarian Brian Shackleton reported to Aireborough Urban District Council that this service was inadequate. The Council approved plans for a new library to be built on the site of Hudson’s Yard (the site of Haworth Court ), unfortunately the County Planning Officer would not pass the plans. An alternative site on Starkey’s Fold was suggested but this too was abandoned. In 1967 the former Co-operative Society building on Town Hall Square was approved for conversion into a library which opened on 20th June 1968, as seen here.
Library 2014

P314 – Library, 2014.

Library – 2014

June 25th 2014: A display of children’s art work in the library windows for Yeadon Carnival, the theme in 2014 was the Tour de France.

Photographer Edwy Harling.

Library 2015

P002 – Library, 2015.

Library – 2015

Children’s area of the library before it was closed for alteration and refurbishment.
The new layout incorporating the new one stop shop, now has the children’s section located at the other end of the library area.

Photographer Joanne Coultas.

Library 2015

P323 – Library, 2015.

Library – 2015

March 2015: The library closed for renovation and to incorporate Council “One-stop” services, it reopened in the summer of 2015.

Library 2015

U257 – Library, 2015.

Library – 2015

The official launch of the new Council services in the library following a complete refurbishment of the building.

On the left is Jill Paton senior library assistant who has worked in Aireborough libraries for many years. Also present are Councillor Selby, Ibrahim Patel Team Leader, the tall man wearing glasses is Greg Stringer Senior Communities Librarian, Steve Moore Senior Community Hub Development Manager. Josette Ward Community Hub Manager NW Leeds. Helen Berry Communities Librarian,  Adele Wilson Assistant Communities Hub Manager NW Leeds, Charlotte Batty Assistant Communities Hub Manager.

Photographer Joanne Coultas.

Library 2015

U259 – Library, 2015.

Library – 2015

Councillor Selby cuts the ribbon to declare the Library and One Stop Centre officially open.

Library 2015

U262 – Library, 2015.

Library – 2015

At the front on the left wearing a blue top is Jill Paton, Senior Library Assistant for Yeadon library. Moving right, Amanda Bowen and on the right Sue Lawson, Senior Library Assistant.

Consolidated by Elaine Ellwood. 14 September 2021.
Last updated: 15 September 2021.

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