June - Carers Week

by Kirklees Libraries | Podcasts

Welcome to our latest podcast which we’ve put together to help people as we come out of lockdown and life starts to become more normal again! All our readings have a feel-good theme to help boost the mood – we hope you enjoy!

The Holocaust and Genocide

Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

Press play to listen to a selection of poetry readings from Kirklees Libraries staff and members of our Bookchat group.

Learn more about the work and resources of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust at:

January - Blue Monday

by Kirklees Libraries | Podcasts

January 18th is known as Blue Monday, supposedly the saddest day of the year. To combat this, the theme of our January podcast is health, wellbeing and positivity. Enjoy!

This month’s podcast features a selection of winter warmers – seasonal poems and readings for the festive season.

November - Movember (Men's Mental Health)

by Kirklees Libraries

This month we are supporting Movember (Men’s Mental Health) with a podcast of readings selected and read by our male staff, volunteers and customers. We hope you enjoy them and if you would like to find out more about Movember or feel you need a bit of extra support with your own wellbeing then please look out for our Movember resources on Kirklees Libraries social media pages and Libby Overdrive.

Sit back and relax with a cup of tea and listen to our Kirklees Libraries ‘Poetry Podcast’, produced by library staff to celebrate National Poetry Day.


There will be more to come each month – but all will have a Bibliotherapy theme:

January  – JanUary – Well-being theme, New Year, New You.