The library has a cheerful Children’s area that ensures children of all ages feel at home.
You can find out lots more about Sprotbrough library including their opening hours and how to volunteer by visiting their website www.sprotbroughlibrary.org.uk
Lyndon the chairperson of the library committee reports:
When Sprotbrough became a community library in April 2012 one of the first decisions taken by the new committee was to start offering courses and classes in the upstairs meeting room. Our view was that for the library to thrive, we would have to attract new people over the threshold. This policy has worked very successfully, and in 2016 we upgraded the existing meeting room and created a second meeting room. This has allowed us to extend the range of opportunities, and to date we have offered over forty different activities and groups, serving all ages from babies to senior citizens. Also in 2016 we created a high standard area for the public computers. The traditional library is now fully located downstairs and this area has also been significantly upgraded.
To support these developments we have achieved grant funding from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, The Big Lottery Fund (two grants), Doncaster Voluntary and Community Scheme and St George’s Rotary Club. The Friends of Sprotbrough Library hold quarterly coffee mornings which provide vital financial support, and bring people into the library.
From the outset we have had fantastic support from the local community. The library is open six days a week, and with typically three shifts per day to cover we need approximately fifty active volunteers. There is always an opportunity for anyone young or old who would like to join our excellent team of volunteers.
We are very fortunate to have a part time volunteer coordinator, Maureen O’ Brien, who is funded from our fundraising efforts, and a part time project coordinator, Sandra Edwards, whose role is grant funded.