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.

Please read our March 2018 Newsletter which gives details of forthcoming and current events. Newsletter – March 2018

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.


The Library Wins a Lottery Grant!

We are thrilled to announce that the Library has been awarded a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery Awards for All Fund.  Chairman of Trustees, Isobel Nixon said, "Our successful bid is ...

Kathy Seabrook’s Fun Music for Children

Kathy is returning to the library on Friday 15 June at 10.30am after the success of her Fun Music Session in April.  Tickets are just £2 for this popular event.  Ring the library on 01609 534059 ...

Coming Events

Scalby Fair – Saturday 23 June, 12 noon

23/06/2018 12:00pm
Once again the library will be selling second-hand books at Scalby Fair, on the High Street, on Saturday 23 June from 12 noon.  We will be entering into the spirit of the theme, which this year ...

Wednesday Reading Group

4/07/2018 06:00pm
There's a Reading Group that meets at the library on the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm.  If anyone is interested please contact , leave a note in the library ...

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