Library helpers celebrated during Volunteers Week

This story was published 24 May 2019

Show your support for the thousands of people who support your county’s libraries during National Volunteers Week (1 to 7 June).

A volunteer at Northallerton library

Libraries across North Yorkshire are hosting events in honour of their dedicated volunteers, and are inviting others to learn more about the service.

From hosting under-5s storytimes to delivering books to housebound customers, volunteers are vital to the running of libraries.

County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers who manage and support community libraries across the county, and also those who use them. We know there is great affection for libraries in North Yorkshire and if anyone is interested in getting involved, Volunteers Week is an ideal time to find out more.”

Information displays will be on throughout the week at Skipton library, Ripon library, Selby library, Whitby library, Malton library, Northallerton library and Pickering library.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering for the library service can find out more at the following times and places:

  • Northallerton library, Wednesday, 5 June, from noon to 2pm;
  • Selby library, Thursday, 6 June. from 10am to noon; and
  • Scarborough library, Thursday, 6 June, from 10am to 4pm.

Other events include information days at Pickering library from Tuesday, 4 June, to Friday, 7 June, with various organisations promoting volunteering opportunities across Ryedale. 

Filey library is also holding an information day and vintage afternoon tea on Wednesday, 5 June, from 2pm to 4pm with organisations including Filey in Bloom, Keep Filey Tidy, RNLI and Filey Museum.

For more information, contact your local library or visit