Village DiaryOrganising an event? Want to see what's happening within the village?

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

Save Our Library Site

Keep informed of the situation HERE as the SOLS website keeps updating

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 really 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.

Alan Bennett supports Burley Library campaign

YORKSHIRE icon Alan Bennett took time out after his appearance at Ilkley Literature Festival on Friday to show his support for a campaign to retain a village library. The playwright, screenwriter, actor and author met with representatives of the Save Our Library Site (SOLS) campaign who are fighting to retain the library in Burley-in-Wharfedale in its current Grange Road site. Burley-in-Wharfedale Parish Council purchased the freehold of the building last year [for 1] and with the help of over 50 volunteers has continued to provide a range of services from lending books to the provision of space for meetings.


However, the poor state of the building had led the parish council to put forward a plan to sell the library for development with the proceeds used to redevelop Queen's Hall in the village to include some form of library facilities. However, this plan is opposed by SOLS and the parish council has now agreed to put plans on hold for six months until fully costed alternatives can be explored. photo and full story Ilkley Gazette