Children may join the library with the help of a responsible adult. They will need proof of address and parents or guardians permission to use the internet.
On joining children will be able to loan 12 books, 2 DVDs and 6 storytapes.
There are also children's e-books and audio books available in the Digital Library. To use the digital library the child must have a pin code set up.
Monday 23rd October at Central Children’s Library, 3pm - 3.45pm
FREE Family Event ideal for 3-5 year olds
Come and Meet author Andy Stanton, Author of the Mr Gum books and Danny McGee Drinks the Sea. Andy has won a string of awards for his Mr Gum books, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book With Pictures.
Reserve your FREE ticket now by calling the Doncaster Children’s Library 01302 734322 Or the Literacy Team 01302 737991
We are pleased to be able to announce the winners of the Writing Competition that we held during the Summer Holiday. We were over the moon by the numbers of entrants of all ages. There were some amazingly creative stories and beautifully drawn pictures and we deliberated very hard to pick the winners, These will be on display in the Central Junior Library, if you'd like to read them.
8-12 years category
1st Prize Bike (Donated by Wheelers Cycles of Doncaster) Hassan W. Cantley Library who is pictured on the right with his prize
2nd Prize £10 Book Voucher – Evie F. Bawtry Library
3rd Prize £5 Book Voucher – Elizabeth A. Sprotbrough Library
4-7 years category
1st Prize Yorkshire Wildlife Park Tickets (Donated by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park) Brendon W. Thorne Library
2nd Prize £10 Book Voucher – Emily W. Woodlands Library
3rd Prize £5 Book Voucher – Rory R. Askern Library
Congratulations to all the winners and well done to everyone who entered. You should all be proud of your writing as we had so much fun reading them all
Our enthusiastic Year 6 book group from Kirk Sandall Junior school were given a selection of BookTrust Bookbuzz books to read and review. The group, called #WeLoveReading, loved having new books to pick, digest and discuss with their friends, so we asked them which book they would choose to go into our libraries.
Their number 1 choice was The Last Wild by Piers Torday. On their recommendation, we have put a copy in our Central Children’s library and have several more copies on order to send to other libraries for children to enjoy.
Children's Book Reviews by Chatterbook Groups
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Children in the Kirk Sandall Junior School Year 6 Reading Group are the most enthusiastic bunch you are ever likely to meet! They have named their group #WeLoveBooks and have just enjoyed reading Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. It scored a scrumdidlyumptious 8 3/4 out of 10.
Here’s what some of them said –
‘This is a fun, exciting book about a boy called Charlie Bucket. I like the different named sweets. It’s really good and I would recommend this book.’ Tia
‘I really like the book…I would definitely recommend it to someone. It is exciting when people ignore the rules and go home. It’s funny when he makes up creatures that don’t exist.’
‘Mr Wonka already had Charlie in mind (to take charge of the factory) because the things were like tests. If they are spoilt or badly behaved, something would happen to them.’ Lily-Rose
‘Charlie is poor and hungry, Mike plays video games, Violet holds a gum record, Veruca is a very spoiled girl and Augustus is a big, fat, greedy boy!’ Ellie
‘Good similes on page 13.’ Aaliah
‘The front cover gave me the urge to open the book and read.’ Joe
Join us at the Central Children’s Library every Tuesday* for our weekly Bookstart Rhyme Time.
We’ll have lots of fun with stories, songs and rhymes and then stay and play with toys and activities. Every Tuesday* 1.30-2.30pm, suitable for all pre-school children
For more information contact the Central Children’s Library on tel: 01302 734322
*Term Time Only
Home Work Zone
Everyone is welcome to use a library as a learning zone. The staff are always willing to help.
You can have extended time on the computer for doing your homework and it is free to print your work. The staff will try to find the most convienient place for you to sit, read and learn.
Some of the reference websites will require your library card.