Large print, audio books on cassette and CD, music CDs adult and junior DVDs and local studies titles for loan. Items can be requested free of charge from other East Riding of Yorkshire libraries.
Fax service (send and receive).
Community meeting room which can be hired for morning, afternoon or evening sessions. Maximum 100 persons depending on desired lay out. Free unlimited WiFi is available in this meeting room.
A smaller meeting room, seating up to 30 people, is also available for hire. Free unlimited WiFi is available in this meeting room.
Knit and Natter. 10.00 - 11.30am
Everyone is welcome from experienced knitters to beginners. Library knitting groups offer improved health and wellbeing and a lively group of new friends for all ages and abilities. Did you know knitting has therapeutic qualities similar to meditation? Research shows it can help prevent and manage stress and pain. *This group is now full. Please see alternative group below.
Knit and Natter. 1.30 - 3.30pm
Everyone is welcome from experienced knitters to beginners. Library knitting groups offer improved health and wellbeing and a lively group of new friends for all ages and abilities. Did you know knitting has therapeutic qualities similar to meditation? Research shows it can help prevent and manage stress and pain.
Games Group. 10am - 12 noon
Join our new Games Group and meet new friends whilst playing a variety of board games. The group is open to all ages.
You can build your word power with Scrabble, or flex your strategic muscles with chess. Games are not just for rainy afternoons!!"
Our Game Compendiums include; Chess, Draughts, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, Pick-up sticks, Yahtzee, Cards, Domino's and Halma.
Storytime. For pre-school children. 11.00 - 11.30am
Storytime is a fun and enjoyable introduction to books for pre-schoolers. Sharing books with young children can help to build concentration skills, listening skills and extend vocabulary to give them a head start when they begin school. No need to book, just come along.
Adult Book Club. First Thursday of the month. 2 - 3pm
Reading can reduce stress by 68% and risk of dementia by 35%. Broaden your horizons, meet like-minded people and explore the fascinating world of literature. Suitable for all adults and ability levels, no need to book just come along.
Reminiscence. Second Thursday of the month. 2.30 - 3.30pm.
Take a trip down memory lane at your local East Riding Library. Use our great range of memory boxes containing items such as photographs, books and even food packaging to relive the sights and sounds of days gone by. Reminiscence is a social group for older people to meet new friends and have fun sharing stories. Reminiscence is also proven to be beneficial for those living with Dementia and their carers, and is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s society.
Bookworms. For children aged 5 - 7. Third Thursday of the month. 3.45 - 4.15pm
Young children’s reading group meets to read books, play games and have fun. Please ask at the library or phone before turning up. 01262 671468
Chatterbooks. For children aged 7 - 11. Second Thursday of the month. 4 - 5pm
Join in our popular reading group for primary school children, to talk about what you are reading, take part in fun activities inspired by the best children's books, and choose new books to take home and read. Did you know, children who read for enjoyment do better at school?
Writers Group. First Thursday of the month. 5.30 - 7pm
Share your love of writing with other creative people, and take steps to get your work to print. From short stories, poetry, book reviews, magazine articles, there’s a writing experience to suit everyone. Expressive writing has been linked with improved mood and well-being, as well as more physical benefits such as lower blood pressure.
Ancestry Club. Last Thursday of the month. 6 - 7pm
Code Club. For children aged 9 - 11. Term time only. 11am - 12.00 noon
Code Club has teamed up with East Riding Libraries to deliver a network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. Run termly, children will be able to progress their Coding skills and whilst using their imaginations to make creative projects. We make use of Scratch, HTML, CSS and Python software through PC’s in Libraries across the authority.
By bus - The library is a one minute walk from the bus stop on Martongate.
Parking - there is a free car park behind the library with two disabled parking spaces.
All our libraries are breast feeding friendly.