Wonderful what's on

Join us for festive themed theatre and storytime events.

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We have a wide range of regular groups and events. Our branch libraries are kept warm and comfortable, come along, sit, relax, join in with crafting, coding, board games, chats about books and everything else. All ages welcome.

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Cosy Christmas reads

Get comfortable with a festive read. Reserve online to pick up in branch. Or choose an eBook or eAudiobook.

Relax with our Digital Library

To access any of our online catalogue services or digital library items, you need to be a member of East Riding Libraries and have a card number with Pin. Find out how to join the library for free.

Mini Reading Challenge

Join in The Reading Agency Winter Mini Challenge and read books to unlock digital achievements.

You can download the activity sheets, a reading record and certificates to keep here, or young people can sign up to a free account at summerreadingchallenge.org.uk, record the books they read between 1 December and 19 February, write a short review and get digital achievements added to their profile.

The Reading Agency's website also has videos from popular children's authors, activities, reading-at-home tips to encourage reluctant readers and fun ways to read together.

Image shows the Reading Agency and partner logos for the mini challenge, alongside winter themed characters illustrated by Loretta Schauer, on a snow inspired artwork background by Lizzie Everard.

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Mental Health Check-In

With darker evenings and colder days, it's natural to feel more down than usual. This festive period isn't always a happy time for everyone. It's important to also take care of your mental health. Check out our books on prescription, Boditrax offers and more in the health zone.

Health and Wellbeing with Libraries

If you are ever concerned about your or a loved one's mental health, you can find information and advice on Healthy Minds in East Riding.

Christmas opening times

You can view all opening times changes for East Riding Culture and Leisure Services on the East Riding Culture website.

East Riding Libraries

  • Saturday, 23 to Sunday, 24 December 2023: normal opening hours.
  • Monday, 25 to Friday, 29 December 2023: all libraries closed.
  • Saturday, 30 to Sunday, 31 December 2023: normal opening hours.
  • Monday, 1 January 2024: all libraries closed.
  • Tuesday, 2 January 2024: normal opening hours resume.

Please use the Find a Library directory on EastRidingLibraries.co.uk to view all normal opening times by venue.

The East Riding Libraries digital library is available 24/7. Discover eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, and eComics as well as watch classical concerts, operas, ballet and more with Medici TV, all available free with your library membership. Find out how to access it on the Libraries Online page. You can also renew any physical books and items borrowed by logging into your library account on the catalogue using your browser or the library app.

Mobile Libraries

No services will be running between Saturday, 23 December 2023 to Monday, 1 January 2024. Normal service will resume from Tuesday, 2 January 2024.

Library Now

Hornsea Library and Haltemprice Library have Library Now, which means members can use their East Riding Libraries membership card to enter when the library is closed but the building to the multi-service centre is open. During Library Now you can use the People’s Network computers to access the internet, browse books and use the self service machines to borrow, renew and return items.

Hornsea Hub Library Now

Date Library Now People's Network Times
Sunday, 24 December 2023 9.30am - 1.30pm 9.30am - 1.15pm
Monday, 25 December 2023 Closed Closed
Tuesday, 26 December 2023 Closed Closed
Wednesday, 27 December 2023 9.30am - 3.30pm 9.30am - 3.15pm
Thursday, 28 December 2023 9.30am - 3.30pm 9.30am - 3.15pm
Friday, 29 December 2023 9.30am - 3.30pm 9.30am - 3.15pm
Saturday, 30 December 2023 12.45pm - 4.30pm 12.45pm - 4.15pm
Sunday, 31 December 2023 9.30am - 1.30pm 9.30am - 1.15pm
Monday, 1 January 2024 Closed Closed

Haltemprice Hub Library Now

Date Library Now People's Network Times
Sunday, 24 December 2023 9.30am - 1.30pm 9.30am - 1.15pm
Monday, 25 December 2023 Closed Closed
Tuesday, 26 December 2023 Closed Closed
Wednesday, 27 December 2023 9.30am - 3.30pm 9.30am - 3.15pm
Thursday, 28 December 2023 9.30am - 3.30pm 9.30am - 3.15pm
Friday, 29 December 2023 9.30am - 3.30pm 9.30am - 3.15pm
Saturday, 30 December 2023 12.45pm - 3.30pm 12.45pm - 3.15pm
Sunday, 31 December 2023 9.30am - 1.30pm 9.30am - 1.15pm
Monday, 1 January 2024 Closed Closed

Design a Christmas Jumper - Competition Closed

In Early December, we invited young visitors to East Riding Libraries to design a Christmas jumper for a chance at winning a Christmas themed book! The competition is now closed, and winners will be announced soon. You can still download the template and have some festive fun at home. We would love to see your creative ideas still! Share them with us on Facebook, X or Instagram!

There were two age groups in the competition: entrants aged 0-6 could win ‘The Owl Who Came for Christmas’, and those aged 7-12 could win ‘A Christmasaurus Carol’, the newest addition to the Christmasaurus series, written by Tom Fletcher.

Competition is closed
Please note that the Design a Christmas Jumper competition closed on Wednesday, 13 December 2023. We'd be delighted to see any creatively decorated jumpers shared on social media, but there will be no prize.