June 2017 News From Shepley Library

Library manager Julie Redfearn provides her regular update on matters in Shepley Library

Read Kirklees

To promote reading by adults, Kirklees Library Service publishes each month, “read Kirklees”, a newsletter which includes information about author and book events, reading groups, creative writing groups and competitions, along with book collections. To join, email read.kirklees@kirklees.gov.uk. Currently with 7000 recipients, the newsletter is sent the first Friday of each month.

Adults – Looking for support to improve your well-being and health? – The Health Trainer Service provides free support to adults in Kirklees. Access a range of free courses; short ½ day (2 ½ hours) to a 7 week course (2 ½ hours per week), some of the shorter courses are delivered in the evening. Current courses include – Caring for someone with memory deterioration, Building Resilience – Coping positively with the ups and downs for caring for someone, Safeguarding – “Everyone’s Business” to protect adults at risk from abuse and neglect, Healthy eating and Nutrition, Juggling your time as a carer and Pain Management. The 7 week course is 2 ½ hours per week ‘Looking after Me’ for unpaid carers and the ‘Expert Patient Program’ for adults with a long time health condition. You can also access one to one support with a Health Trainer, during 3 – 6 sessions they will talk with you to identify what you need to change and agree practical small steps, motivating you along the way to feel healthier and happier, find out more by calling 01484 414774

Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL)

Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight is from the 5th to 18th June 2017. It is the annual campaign to bring public libraries and blind and partially sighted people together to improve access to books and information. Did you know that we have the transcription service and the KR Talking News. There will be a display in the library soon with the information.

Just a quick reminder that all reservations are free – if the item is held within Kirklees Library Service you can reserve and have it delivered to your library of choice. And did you also know that at Shepley Library our new book stocks arrive every Thursday. Why not have first sight before anyone else!

Elmer Day

27th May is Elmer Day and in the library we will having a craft morning with Elmer inspired activities. Check in the library for times.

SAFER Project

Scammers appear to be everywhere – even at the door. We are holding a Community Workshop on the 20th June at 10.30am, it’s free to attend and you can book your place in person or by emailing the library shepley.lic@kirklees.gov.uk The workshop is run by West Yorkshire Trading Standards. The SAFER project is an award winning Big Lottery Funded community protection and empowerment programme, supporting older adults (55+) in West Yorkshire. The project aims to provide residents with the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect themselves against Doorstep Crime and Scams, helping them to feel safer in their own homes.

Julie Redfearn
Customer Service Manager