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Burley LibraryThe Burley Community Library website, giving details of all the facilities and events in the library, is now available.
Find out about the opening times, renewing/reserving books, computer access and courses, regular and special events and Animal agents, the summer reading challenge for 4 to 12 year olds and much more.

History GroupA wealth of material - photos, documents, maps, reports and much much more. As well as the website the Burley Archives section, situated in the library, is open to the public on Friday afternoons between 2:30 and 4:30.

Burley Village Website

logoThis website is wholly funded by the Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust

Parish Council website
Parish Council website
National Libraries Week

National Libraries Day was started just a few years ago in the UK, celebrated in February.
From 2017 it will change to National Libraries Week, from 9th to 14th October, giving us a rally good chance to celebrate! For those of us who love and appreciate our local libraries, it's a time to show that appreciation. Remember that libraries provide much more than just a wealth of free books for all ages. They provide community, a safe place, calm, friendship and, of course, story time!
For details of two Special Events, see HERE.


The Flower and Produce Show on Bank Holiday Monday coincided with the end of this year’s 10 day event although there is still the Moor Run to come on Saturday November 11th. From the many highlights of the first weekend through the variety of activities in the week and the Opera Gala on the final Saturday evening events have been well attended and enjoyed. It seemed to the organisers that the number of people in the village for the variety of events on the first Sunday, including the Burley Classic Show, Praise in the Park, Food and Drink and Craft Markets, Silsden Town Band, and Ukulele Strummers was the largest we have had. We were, of course, favoured by the weather this year. Although The Dog Show on the first Saturday was accompanied by wind and heavy showers the enthusiasm for the various competitions was unaffected and activities continued throughout the morning. Elsewhere in the week only one hour was lost because of rain.
Walkers are Welcome provided an expanded and very interesting programme of walks throughout the week and these walks were much enjoyed. Scarecrow Competition entries were higher this year and the worthy winners in the Traditional and the Business categories were announced after the inaugural Burley Bake Off event. Among the best things about the week are seeing so people walking round the village to complete the Scarecrow Trail and the Treasure Hunt, the gatherings in the park and the chance that the festival offers to meet up with old friends and to meet new people. As a number of people have commented: ‘The village has a special sense of community during Festival week’. It has been good to welcome visitors from many other communities during the week and many may come again to enjoy what we have to offer.
The Festival Committee would like to extend a very warm vote of thanks to all those who contributed to the success of the Festival – event providers, volunteers who provided support to events and in the Roundhouse office, sponsors and local businesses, and all who booked tickets for events or came along to the various free events. The organisers would very like to have feedback on the Festival – things which were especially enjoyed, things which could have been better and suggestions for activities next year – the 10th year of the Festival. At the AGM in November we will welcome anyone interested in joining the Committee. The date of the AGM will be found on the village diary.
Sylvia Tilford , Chair Festival Committee ​

Photos of the 2017 Summer Festival can be viewed HERE.