Tag: Leeds Libraries

A smiling nurse sits behind a round table. On the table is an open laptop and blood pressure device. Behind her there is an exmination bed and a leaflet rack on the wall.

Chance to check in as city’s libraries host pioneering wellbeing pods

A novel addition to libraries in Leeds is giving parents and families support from local midwives and healthcare professionals in the same place they browse for their favourite books. New ‘wellbeing pods’ have officially launched in eight of the city’s libraries and community hubs, the first of their kind to

Keep kids reading all summer long with free reading challenge

Young book lovers in Leeds are being challenged to make some fascinating scientific discoveries at their local library this summer. Leeds Libraries’ free Summer Reading Challenge is calling on youngsters to find out more about the world around them by reading six or more from a collection of science-themed story

Leeds Libraries needs your help to capture names for city’s family album

The Leeds Libraries service is encouraging residents to become heritage detectives and help solve picture puzzles from the past. The Local History team is appealing for public help to identify thousands of unknown faces and locations in the city’s online photographic archive. Heritage images include the 1959 Burley Road Primary

Libraries encourage children to go wild with the Summer Reading Challenge

Leeds Libraries, in partnership with the Reading Agency, is encouraging more families than ever to get involved with reading over the summer holidays through the Summer Reading Challenge. Now in its 22nd year, the Summer Reading Challenge inspires children to read for pleasure over the summer and tackle the dip

Baby Week returns for it’s fourth year

Baby Week is back for the fourth time this November (2-9 November 2019) with the theme ‘Making Connections: Bonding healthy brains and wellbeing for all’ A full breakdown of the activities and fantastic calendar of events in the city you can find here. There’s lot of activities happening around south

Edward Woffenden – a Leeds Pal from Beeston

Edward Woffenden, Private 15/1003, 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds 11 was, and still is, essentially Holbeck and Beeston. It had been a prosperous area during the 19th Century, with a lot of manufacturing, including John Marshall’s Mill and Matthew Murray’s Foundry, but by the beginning of the 20th Century

Group revisit areas of Hunslet on a Memory Walk

The Hunslet Remembered group (facilitated by Leeds Libraries and in partnership with South Leeds Live at Home) took a trip down memory lane last month and visited areas of Hunslet that brought back memories of their childhood. Using augmented reality on iPads they could see images from www.leodis.net of what