We need help with:

  • Day-to-day running of the library, looking after customers and books
  • IT buddies
  • Children’s activities
  • Delivering books to housebound people
  • Fundraising
  • Planning and running events
  • Working with partners to extend what we can offer

You can:

  • Meet new friends
  • Learn new skills
  • Add to your CV

Full training is given and you can do as much or as little as you like.

Drop in to find out more see Facebook for date and times

Chinese New Year

We are opening the library for children from 4-11 from 10 till 1pm on Wednesday 14th February to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
There will be crafts, stories and snacks and a special Red Envelope with a surprise for the children.

Sonia Zip Wire Challenge


On 12th July 2017 at 2pm Sonia Butler will zoom one mile across Penryn Slate Quarry in Wales, headfirst, 55 metres above the ground, at speeds in excess of 100 mph!  Sonia is doing this to raise funds for Thirsk Community Library. She has paid for the training and ride herself so all sponsorship money collected will go to support the library.

If you would like to sponsor Sonia on this daring escapade, please make a donation in the collection box in the library or by using the mydonate  button via the donate tab

Thank you and have a good flight Sonia.


1st April Launch


The opening event took place in the library on 1st April. The library was opened by the Mayor of Thirsk. Our thanks go to all those who made this event a success especially the Yarnbombers who decorated the library in their own unique way (see slideshow).

Practical Training

By the time the next training block finishes on the 8th March over 40 volunteers will have completed the practical training.  The practical training also provided the opportunity to meet fellow volunteers. Shadowing is well underway and this will allow volunteers to put into  practice what they have learned on the training courses. The feedback from the training has been very positive with volunteers actually enjoying  the experience.

Satisfy your Thirsk for knowledge!