Wakefield makes stories about people and their lives. Some are over a thousand years in the making, others are only just beginning. Explore the gallery and hear a few of these stories.
Follow the themes of wealth and power, hardship and hope, passion and belief, love and war, work and home.
Experience the hard work of grinding grain, get dressed up and have a go at creating some mixed-up animals and then relax in the Front Room and let the kids explore the toy box and have a go at the activities on offer.
The new library spreads over two floors with over 60,000 books, 60 PCs including printing, scanning and photocopying facilities and a wealth of audio visual material.
The library boasts study and meeting spaces, areas to relax and a fantastic children’s area made up of three bespoke zones for under 5’s, juniors and teenagers. A self-service option will speed up ease of access as will a layout which includes ‘quick pick’ access to the most popular material.
An enhanced local studies section is sited on the lower ground floor adjacent to the museums collections.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays: 9.30am-6.00pm
Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am-8.00pm
Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EB
Map reference: SE 330209 Lat: 53.68351 Long: -1.50182
|Sat 2 Mar 2013 - Sat 28 Sep 2013||Food for all Seasons|
|Tue 28 May 2013||Mad Medieval Medicine!|
|Thu 30 May 2013||Meet the Expert|
|Thu 30 May 2013||Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow.....|
|Tue 4 Jun 2013||Crafty Crocs|
|Thu 6 Jun 2013||Meet the Expert|
|Thu 13 Jun 2013||Meet the Expert|
|Thu 20 Jun 2013||Meet the Expert|
|Thu 27 Jun 2013||Meet the Expert|
|Tue 2 Jul 2013||Crafty Crocs|
|Thu 4 Jul 2013||Meet the Expert|
|Thu 11 Jul 2013||Meet the Expert|
|Thu 18 Jul 2013||Meet the Expert|
|Thu 25 Jul 2013||Meet the Expert|