Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

Clerk: Louanna Winch
Baildon Library, Hallcliffe
Baildon, Shipley, West
Yorkshire BD17 6ND


You can access a huge range of eBooks and eAudiobooks for FREE and from home with your Bradford Library card.

Just download the Borrowbox app, sign in with your library card number and check them out.

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PressReader provides access to over 7000 daily newspaper and magazine titles from more than 100 countries, in over 60 languages - all for FREE.

Simply download the app and sign in with your Bradford Libraries card.

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For Adults

Bradford Libraries Online Book Group

Bradford Libraries have set up a book chat forum where you can discuss their monthly reading group book as well as discuss other book-related things.

A new book will be selected for discussion every two weeks that is available for Bradford Library members using the Borrowbox app

They have a selection of books that can have up to 500 borrowers at any one time for FREE - perfect for a big Bradford libraries book group.

The first book is 'The Holiday' by TM Logan and discussion will start on 13 April 2020.

Bradford Light Book Club

Bradford Light Book Club is an online community which celebrates a shared love of stories and the written word. They suggest a new book each month and then leave it to you to share your thoughts, feelings and opinions in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment.

This group is a collaborative project between Bradford Literature Festival, The Light Cinema and Waterstones Bradford, with help from dedicated members of the Bradford community.

You can also take part on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BLBookClub

Bob's Book Club

Ilkley Literature Festival have set up Bob's Book Club - a virtual biweekly book club. Every two weeks, they will ask for recommendations and, together, club members will vote on which book to read and discuss. It is completely FREE and anyone can join.

The first group discussion will take place on Friday 3rd April at 11am and the first read is Lanny by Max Porter.

For Children

The Worlds Worst Children by David Walliams

David Walliams is releasing a FREE audio story from The Worlds Worst Children every day.

Storytime with Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is the author of some wonderful children's stories including: Lost and Found; How to Catch a Star, and The Way Back Home.

Join him everyday for Stay At Home Storytime at 6pm (GMT).


For as long as schools are closed, Audible is offering free books for children. Kids can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

Alison Philipson Literacy

Alison Philipson is a Bradford-based English Consultant. Have a look at her website for weekly stories for each KS1 and KS2 year groups, as well as some reading and writing activities for them to do.

Oxford Owl's free eBook Library

Oxford Owl have a free eBook collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Help your young child learn to read, and love to read, with our range of over 100 free eBooks. All their eBooks are tablet friendly.

Story Bees

Story Bees run story-centred creative play sessions for children weekly at Burley Library. Each session is inspired by quality children's stories, giving children the opportunity to explore, learn and discover more about the themes of the text through creative and sensory play in a safe and fun environment.They are currently delivering a weekly online session on Mondays at am via their Facebook page.