Starbeck Community Library has been entirely volunteer run since April 1st 2017, though with the support of North Yorkshire County Council. We have very good support from the local community .
Our hours are: Monday 2.00 ; 5.00, Tuesday 10.00 ; 5.00, Wednesday 2.00 ; 5.00,Thursday Closed, Friday 2.00 ; 5.00 and Saturday 10 ; 12.00.
In addition to our comprehesive book stock we have 5 computers for public use, a scanner, a printer/photocopier and e mailing facilities.
We have local newspapers and coffee making machine for those who want just to sit or meet friends. At opening times, there is a cafe which is operated by Bakewell, a centre for adults with learning difficulties. They provide freshly baked cakes and scones and prepare hot drinks for a small charge. If the weather is nice you can take your drinks and a book in our pleasant garden which is maintained by Starbeck in Bloom.
We have a meeting room which is used by a variety of groups, from parents and toddlers to the WI and to a Philosophy group. We put on a variety of activities such as Story time
on a Monday afternoon and run two book groups. We have a programme of evening talks on the third Thursday of each month which start at 7.00.