Welcome to Friends Of Castleford Library (FOCAL) web site. We are a group of friendly people who are so passionate about our local library that we befriended it.
FOCAL was established in February 1998. A group of local people who use the library decided that such a valuable asset deserved to be promoted and supported.
The new museum and library building (The Castleford Forum) opened On 9th December, 2013.
FOCAL members meet to discuss matters that affect the library. We hold meetings every two months at the library at 5.45pm. New members are always welcome, to get involved e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caslteford Waterways - August 2014
The library has regular small displays in the entrance hall (at the bottom of the stairs). During August 2014 there is display of photographs showing the Aire river and Aire and Calder Navigational.
Local and Family History meetings — New for September 2014
First Monday of the month 2.00-3.30pm
Book: Castleford Free Library 1905-2005
FOCAL have produced a book, Castleford Free Library 1905-2005. Researched and written by members Pat Bentley and Margaret Lound, it tells the history of the library. A fascinating read and a must-purchase. It is available for sale in Castleford library.