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World Book Day 2015 World Book Day 2015

One day is not enough!

The Literacy Team is putting on events in both Libraries and Schools over a two week period as 1 day is not enough!

We started on Tuesday in Stone Hill School spending a morning telling stories and talking about libraries to children from 5 year olds to 16 year olds.

This continued Central Library Rhyme Time and every child will took home a free book that we successfully applied for. Children who come to our Rhyme time in Thorne on Thursday World Book Day 2015 will also benefit from taking a free book home after celebrating with songs and stories. Four classes of children from a Thorne School have been invited to join us this week to celebrate in Thorne Library , where they will enjoy poems, stories and find out all about the library.

We continue our celebrations next week when we will be in schools sharing their World Book week by having Rhymes and stories on Monday.

On Wednesday the team will be performing a Nursery “ Crymes” play over the course of the day to 200 children. They will watch the play that we have written and then decide” who pushed Humpty off the wall”.  So all in all a busy World Book Celebration that we will share with approximately 550 children. 


Be Online Be Online

Get help Be Online

To celebrate Be Online we have several sessions running at the Central Library, Waterdale, Doncaster

Event at Central Library
Digital Health Resources
Find out more about how to use digital Resources
Friday 6th March 10.00a.m -12.00p.m.
To reserve your place please tel: 734315 or email:


Turn the Page 2015 Festival Weekend

Official Opening, Friday 20th March 2015
2pm - 4pm at Doncaster Central Library

For a full information and details of events visit the Turn the Page webpage


Who else writes like? Who else writes like?

Find out who else writes like your favourite author or look up authors who write in a similar style or genre.
Click on the logo to visit the website, use your library membership number to log in.

The Doncaster Read - March The Doncaster Read - March



“An open, moving and often funny memoir” written by Professor Stephen Hawking’s first wife, Jane. 

Our March Doncaster Read, in association with Doncaster Waterstones, is Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking. This time, we have chosen a non-fiction book; a personal account of Jane’s marriage to theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Professor Stephen Hawking. It describes their relationship, family life and the pressures they faced, as Stephen’s career developed and his fame increased, alongside his worsening health and care needs. The well documented marriage split that followed is covered with honesty and candour.

As March features British Science Week, our choice reflects ‘the grassroots celebration of all things science.’ 

The memoir is receiving due attention and acclaim following its launch as a major film, The Theory of Everything. Eddie Redmayne won a BAFTA and Golden Globe award as leading actor for his performance as Stephen Hawking, while the film itself won a BAFTA for Best British film. This is definitely a ‘must read’ and, if you’ve seen the film – why don’t you now read the book!


iPad/Tablet device club iPad/Tablet device club

The next session for the iPad/Tablet device club will be on Wednesday 4th March 2015 2.00pm - 4.00pm in meeting room 1 at the Central Library, Waterdale.
New members will be welcome to come along to this informal group.
Tel 01302 735387 or email for more information.

 Dates for future iPad/Tablet Device Club meetings


Public Information Online Public Information Online


Public Information Online is a virtual library of official papers. It will allow you to view UK Parliamentary, Scottish Parliamentary, Northern Ireland Assembly and Non-Parliamentary publications in PDF format online.

With Doncaster Libraries Online you can:

Search for titles in the catalogue by entering a search term in the search box at the top of the page or by using Advanced Search.

Search the catalogue and filter hits to find precisely what you are looking for.

You can then limit or expand your searches using the many options provided.

On the way you will find lots of exciting suggestions that will give you the inspiration to read, listen to and watch things you may not have thought of yourself. You can also join in discussions on the forums, provide readings tips, make recommendations and write reviews.

To make full use of these services please first update your account by entering your library borrower details in the login box on the right of the screen.  If you are not already a member you can use the e-form on the joining and membership page using this

Look out for our high quality information services in the
24 Hour Library, and download e-books any time of day on to a wide range of mobile devices (or your home PC or Mac) from the Digital Library
. All free of charge to library members.

Reserve yourself a computer in a library using our PC Booking system

Libraries are also a good place to:

Get support looking for a
job and preparing for employment

Find out more about courses in your area, and develop your skills. Some courses take place in libraries: search the
library events calendar

We are looking for Digital Champions

Do you love IT and are you enthusiastic about helping others learn to love IT?
You could be one of the people we are looking for.


We are recruiting volunteers to support IT users in Doncaster.  For more information and to apply visit the Digital Champions page.

Cafe Culture Cafe Culture

Central Library Café Culture 

Café Culture serves speciality coffee, sandwiches, paninis, fruit and much more. 
If you have not been in recently to see the refurbished library why not take the chance now and enjoy a coffee at the same time. Free WiFi also available in the café.
Opening hours:
Monday-Saturday 10.00a.m. - 4.00p.m.

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The My Library app gives you access to your library when you want it. Renew your loans, search for items, request them and share them using social media.

Download the app for iphone or android. 

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