Small Changes, Big Savings – Acomb Explore money event on Monday 14th October,

People across York are being invited to boost their financial know-how in a series of events designed to help people make savings, get more out of the internet and make the banks work better for them.

A series of seven Small Changes, Big Savings sessions are being held at different venues across the city during York’s Housing Week, from 14-18 October, which is looking at ways to overcome poverty.

The ‘Small Changes, Big Savings’ events held across the city will be at:

• •Acomb Explore on Monday 14 October, 9:30-11:30am

•Bell Farm Social Hall on Tuesday 15 October, 10am-12 noon when we’ll be launching our anti loan shark charter

• •Clements Hall on 15 October 1:30-3:30pm;

• •Sanderson Court on Wednesday 16 October, 9:30-11:30am

• •Foxwood Community Centre on Thursday 17 October, 9:30-11am

• •Tang Hall on 17 October, 2-4pm

• •Burton Stone Community Centre, on Friday 18 October, 1-3pm.


York achives modernisation moves to next stage

A £1.77 million transformation of the city’s Archive has moved a step closer. An invitation to tender to create new public spaces and build a state-of-the-art store at York Explore Library Learning Centre has now been issued.


Six builders have been shortlisted to date following a pre-qualification competition. The contractors have until 27 September to submit their bids to City of York Council for evaluation. The successful firm will start work at the library in late November this year.

The scheme is part of the Gateway to History project, made possible by a £1.6 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The first floor of the Grade II listed library will be refurbished to provide dedicated spaces for the Archives and Local and Family History. A climate-controlled extension will be built to house the city’s unique records.


Sale of Library books from Friday 6th Sep 2013 – 9th Sep 2013

York libraries say, come and browse our newly deleted stock for some hidden gems, or just some cheap holiday reads.

Will include fiction, non fiction, children’s, maps, and local interest books from 50p each. Come and browse our newly deleted stock for some hidden gems, or just some cheap holiday reads for your late summer break.

Every day

Location: York Explore Library

Cost: Free, with books from 50p

The booksale will take place in the Marriott Room in York Explore Library during ordinary opening hours which are:
• Friday 6 September 9am – 6pm
• Saturday 7 September 9am – 5pm
• Sunday 8 September 11am – 4pm
• Monday 9 September 9am – 8pm