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Revised Central Library opening hours

Revised Central Library opening hours As work on the new Library and Heritage Centre gets underway, staff will be busy in the current Central Library with clearing and sorting the books, paperwork and ephemera that has accumulated in the 50 years the building has been open.  As part of our preparations for decanting, opening hours will be changing over the next few months. We...
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Easter at Doncaster Libraries

There's lots happening this Easter at all Doncaster Libraries, make sure to check back as this page will be kept up-to-date with Easter events within libraries updated. You can also contact your local library directly for more information and to see what other fantastic events they are have.  For other events click here. Denaby...
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Shared Reading

Book Break- Shared reading group   Shared Reading is a group session that takes place weekly for about an hour. The group leader reads aloud a poem or short story.   Group members can also read aloud if they desire, or just listen. The poem and story are then discussed and this will often spark connection, reflection and discovery. Shared reading is a very relaxing and...
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Ipad & Tablet Group

Ipad & Tablet Group Central Library runs a fortnightly club for users of Ipads and android devices. Whether you are  thinking of buying your first device or feel you could do with increasing your knowledge this informal club is for you. Drop in between 2.00pm and 4.00pm- new members always welcome. The next meeting is on Wednesday 20th February.  For more information...
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Doncaster Mining Statue

Doncaster’s mining statue gets the go ahead   Doncaster’s proud mining heritage will be honoured for years to come with the exciting news today that the fundraising drive to build an iconic town centre tribute has been successful. Individuals, businesses and organisations have been supporting the campaign through online pledges and donations at...
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Shared Reading

Shared Reading in South Yorkshire libraries Doncaster Library services has joined forces with national charity The Reader to give people in our region the chance to experience Shared reading and enjoy its benefits. Doncaster, Sheffield and Rotherham libraries are being supported by The Reader and the Arts Council to train up to 30 people to deliver shared reading groups in libraries...
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Get to Know Your Library Staff

This month we talk to Pippa, Libraries Development Supervisor with the community libraries How long have you worked for Doncaster Libraries? I’ve worked for Doncaster Libraries for 15 years in various roles. I started out as a library assistant at Central Library in 2003 and then moved to Wheatley as Assistant in charge in 2005. Since then I’ve worked at Askern,...
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Meet Volunteers at Sprotbrough Community Library

Sprotbrough Community Library Sprotbrough Community library has been run by volunteers since April 2012. Many of the volunteers who started back then are still there and enjoying every minute. Maureen and Steph have been telling us what they love about their role and what customers will find when they visit the library. The first thing visitors notice are the gorgeous flower...
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Make a Noise in Libraries-MANIL

To help celebrate our annual Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight the fabulous Quirky Choir will be performing in Central Library on June 5 th at 2.00. Although MANIL is aimed at blind and partially sighted people, everyone is welcome to come along to what promises to be a noisy and enjoyable afternoon of music and singing. The Quirky Choir formed in Doncaster 20 years ago and to...
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Get to Know Your Library Staff

This month we talk to Gary, who is on of the caretakers at Central Library. How long have you worked for Doncaster Council? I have worked as Central Library caretaker since 2014. Before that I worked for Housing Services and later on for the St leger Homes CCTV/ Concierge officer operator, mostly dealing with 850 residents through an intercom system whilst monitoring CCTV in...
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