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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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National Bookstart Week 2018

National Bookstart Week 2018   Summer is just around the corner, which means that National Bookstart Week isn’t far away! National Bookstart Week is BookTrust's annual celebration of the joys and benefits of sharing books, stories and rhymes from as early an age as possible. This year, National Bookstart Week will take place from  4-10 June  and the theme is ...
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Spotlight on Bentley Area Community Library

Spotlight on Bentley Area Community Library Mel from Central Library puts Bentley Area Community library in the spotlight   The beauty of this community library is really in the name. Bentley Community Library is a busy, vibrant and welcoming place to pay a visit. Its volunteers are a friendly bunch, keen to lend a hand or spend a few minutes of their time having a...
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Easter at Doncaster Libraries

Easter Activities and Events
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The Doncaster Read

Following our launch of the Doncaster Read in May 2014, in partnership with Doncaster Waterstones, we have featured many different authors, genres and series of books to promote reading for pleasure. Our first Doncaster Read was Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. We have since featured authors to coincide with a new book or film adaptation of...
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