Libraries are closed on bank holidays.
It's free to join the library for all ages; free to borrow books, audio books, DVDs and CDs, free to request items in the Online Library Catalogue.
Six computers for public use
Adjustable height desk for wheelchair users
Roller ball mouse
Accessibility software: Microsoft magnifier, narrator and on-screen keyboard
Free internet and email access
Colour and black and white printing
All East Riding Libraries are UK Online centres. If you would like to learn more about using computers then UK Online training sessions can teach you the basics. Ask at your library for more information.
Free online digital information resources including Oxford Reference
Free access to Ancestry.com library edition and Find My Past Yorkshire Collection
Self service A4 and A3 black and white photocopier
This library participates in the Safe Places scheme
Large print, audio books on cassette and CD, DVDs for adults and children, music CDs, local studies material for loan. Items can be requested free of charge from other East Riding of Yorkshire libraries.
Fax service (send and receive).
Reminiscence. Last Tuesday of the month. 2 - 3pm
Take a trip down memory lane at your local East Riding Library. Use our great range of memory boxes containing items such as photographs, books and even food packaging to relive the sights and sounds of days gone by. Reminiscence is a social group for older people to meet new friends and have fun sharing stories. Reminiscence is also proven to be beneficial for those living with Dementia and their carers, and is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s society. Please telephone Hedon library (01482) 897651 for further details. Code Club. 4 - 5pm Code Club has teamed up with East Riding Libraries to deliver a network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. Run termly, children will be able to progress their Coding skills and whilst using their imaginations to make creative projects. We make use of Scratch, HTML, CSS and Python software through PC’s in Libraries across the authority. Please telephone Hedon library (01482) 897651 for further details.
Bookstart Bear Club Storytime. For pre-school children. 10 – 10.30am, and 11 – 11.30am Storytime is a fun and enjoyable introduction to books for pre-schoolers. Sharing books with young children can help to build concentration skills, listening skills and extend vocabulary to give them a head start when they begin school. Please book places in advance by telephoning Hedon library (01482) 897651
Tablet Time. Starts Thursday 12 January 2017, 10 - 11am, and weekly thereafter. This informal group meet weekly in the library, with their tablets, to share knowledge and ideas. Everyone is welcome from beginners, through to more experienced users who can share knowledge and techniques with the rest of the group. Please bring your own tablet and participate in our group ethos: ‘Share problems – Share knowledge – Have fun’
Adult Book Club. First Thursday of the month. 2.30 – 3.30pm. Reading can reduce stress by 68% and risk of dementia by 35%. Broaden your horizons, meet likeminded people and explore the fascinating world of literature. Suitable for all adults and ability levels, no need to book just come along. Age UK IT Class. 10am - 12 midday This computer class runs for 8-weeks. You will need to pick up an application pack from Hedon library to register for the next class. Please telephone Hedon library (01482) 897651 for further details. Knit and Natter. Alternate Thursdays. 2 - 4pm. Please telephone Hedon library (01482) 897651 to confirm the date. Library knitting groups offer improved health and wellbeing and a lively group of new friends for all ages and abilities. Did you know knitting has therapeutic qualities similar to meditation? Research shows it can help prevent and manage stress and pain. No need to book, just come along and join our friendly group.
Chatterbooks. For 8 - 11 year olds. Third Friday of the month. 4 - 5pm Join in our popular reading group for primary school children, to talk about what you are reading, take part in fun activities inspired by the best children's books, and choose new books to take home and read. Did you know, children who read for enjoyment do better at school? No need to book, just come along. Teenage Book Club. For 12 - 14 year olds. First Tuesday of the month. 4 - 5pm Want to talk about the book you’re reading? Or want to find out about new authors? Join in with your local teenage reading group to share ideas and stories. Please phone the library to check the date of when the Teenage Book Club next meets. (01482) 897651 Teenage Book Club. For 14 - 18 year olds. Last Friday of the month. 4 - 5pm Reading books is the only out-of-school activity for 16-year-olds demonstrably linked to securing managerial or professional jobs. Want to talk about the book you’re reading? Or want to find out about new authors? Join in with your local teenage reading group to share ideas and stories.
Storytime. Term time only. 10.30 - 11am Storytime is a fun and enjoyable introduction to books for pre-schoolers. Sharing books with young children can help to build concentration skills, listening skills and extend vocabulary to give them a head start when they begin school. No need to book, just come along.
By bus - Hedon library is two minute's walk from the nearest bus stop on Hedon Crossroads.
Parking - free parking is available at Magdalen Gate, Church Lane, Iveson Close and Thorn Road, all with disabled bays.
All our libraries are breast feeding friendly.