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Front line library services in all 25 branches, including Central Library, are still currently closed, however electronic services ( ebooks, e-audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and comics ) are still operating. We are busy planning for a phased re-opening of libraries with a new “order and collect” service to ensure we keep customers and staff safe. Please be sure to...

  1st -14th June is Hi Vis Fortnight Hi Vis is the celebration of accessible library services and alternative formats and it is aimed to raise awareness of the range of library services that are available to visually impaired people to access! This year we will be championing accessible digital library services, alternative formats, and service providers that deliver...

This year the Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge will go Digital with a virtual Launch event on the 5th June. This year's star-studded list of ambassadors includes CBBC presenters Sam and Mark; children's author Jacqueline Wilson; comedian and TV presenter Paul O'Grady; Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell; comedian and author David Baddiel; TV adventurer...

We've sadly had to say goodbye to one of our eBook service suppliers, Cloud Library , so if you are trying to access the app you will find that it no longer works. Many apologies if you were mid-way through a book, these titles will become available again soon when  we launch a brand new service called Overdrive!  There will still be lots of eBooks and eAudio books to...

‪Doncaster Community Hub continues to provide help and support to vulnerable residents across the borough. Since opening a month ago The Community Hub has focused on supporting our most vulnerable residents. It has already helped so many people across Doncaster and with the lockdown being extended, the support offered by the Hub is being extended too. It will now be a central point...

The Doncaster Social Care Academy has been set up to recruit people to various paid roles across the adult social care sector in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The academy will help get people quickly into a range of temporary roles. Jobs range from compassionate carers through to important supportive roles such as cleaners and cooks. The academy will...

  You can follow Coronavirus Doncaster updates on social media @CovidDoncaster or visit  https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/health-wellbeing/coronavirus-covid-19 Stay at home to stop Coronavirus spreading Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other...

LIBRARY CLOSURE NOTICE Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)  ALL DONCASTER LIBRARIES are currently closed Further updates will be provided on our website and social media as soon as possible.  https://library.doncaster.gov.uk/ https://twitter.com/DoncasterLib https://www.facebook.com/DoncasterLib/ Any items...

What a busy year for Doncaster Libraries! From the launch of our Shared Reading groups to the many Coffee Mornings raising money for some amazing causes inc,  Yorkshire Air Ambulance  and Bluebell Wood Hospice. We celebrated National Storytelling Week, World Book Day and the Summer Reading Challenge to name just a few! We had author visits including Poet Joseph Coelho who is...

Doncaster Archives on King Edward Road, Balby, is now closed due to preparation work for relocation. The archival collections, previously on-site at the Archives, have gone into storage outside of the Doncaster borough and as such are inaccessible. Although we cannot carry out any enquiry work from the archives records we can offer advice and assistance with your general...

Temporary Change to Doncaster 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...

Book Break- Shared reading groups 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 positive...

Spotlight on Dan Clark This month we meet Dan Clark the Strategic and Development Manager for the new Heritage and Library building, due to open in August 2020.   How long have you worked for Doncaster Libraries? I have been working in the Libraries and Culture service since February 2018 as the Strategic Development Manager for the new central library and museum...

Coming on the 3rd June - A new look CloudLibrary App! Our CloudLibrary app interface is being updated, this will mean that the way the app looks and how you navigate the app will change, making it easier for you to find and borrow eBooks and eAudio Books. If you already have the app installed on a device you won't need to do anything, just make sure that your app is...

War and Peace: Cusworth Hall 15 May, 6.30pm and Cast Theatre 5 June, 7.45pm On Wednesday 15 th May Cusworth Hall is hosting the premiere performance of War & Peace, an evening of storytelling and song, featuring tales of love, loyalty and loss from the First World War. Three of the UK’s top folk singer-songwriters have been so inspired by Doncaster’s real-life First World...

Help available in Central Library Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) is responsible for among other things probate and divorce. The government has invested £1billion in reforming and modernising the service and part of the reform is to move from paper-based to online services. We recognise that not everyone has the digital skills, confidence or access to use HMTCS...

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...

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...

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...

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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