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War and Peace

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...
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Assisted digital support for HMCTS services and PIP appeals

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...
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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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