Newby & Scalby Library

450 Scalby Road, Scarborough, YO12 6EE

Phone: 01609 534059



Newby & Scalby Library

Welcome to the home page of Newby and Scalby Library and Information Centre!  We are a newly-established community library which means we are run entirely by volunteers.  In 2016, a group of six Trustees came together to form a charity with the purpose of ensuring that the library stayed open when it was threatened with closure.  On 1 April 2017, that intention became a reality.

What can your library do for you?

Well, firstly we all love books and our main aim is to provide a really good reading service to all the people in our local community.  But it goes further than this; we see the library as a hub, open to all and providing a place of contact, information and support to the community.

In the age of the internet, it appears that we are almost drowned in information.  However, not everyone has access to this and many need help to find the information they need – it can feel like looking for that needle in the haystack!

So, we intend to provide an information service to support people in vital areas, including:

  • national and local government online information and services
  • education
  • careers and job seeking
  • health
  • personal financial information and benefits

The library is also a place to come and relax, have a coffee, read the paper, browse the internet, hire a DVD and watch the world go by.

What can you do for your library?

 Firstly, USE your library!  Borrow books, DVDs and Audio-books; use it for research; attend the events and activities.  Make it a part of your life.

If you want to do a bit more, join our Friends group or become a volunteer.  Information is available on this website or in the library itself.


World Book Day & Maths Month

We celebrated World Book Day and Maths Month with children from Little Footsteps Nursery and local author Steve Weatherill.  Steve runs story-plays based on his picture book, 'Count on Baby ...

Flying Fun with Love Science

We invited Abbie Carr of Love Science back to the library during February Half Term to give our young customers some flying fun!  They made paper helicopters and then launched paper rockets with ...

Coming Events

Scrabble Club!

22/03/2019 02:00pm
We're hosting a new Scrabble Club, meeting in the library on Friday afternoons from 1.30 - 4.30pm.  It's free to play but we charge £1 for a hot drink.  We look forward to meeting you there!

Norman Bear Story Time

25/03/2019 02:15pm
Calling all members of Norman Bear's Club, and all pre-school children! Norman invites you to join him at Storytime, every Monday in term time in Newby and Scalby Library from 2.15 - 2.45pm. We ...

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