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DNweekeND - Join in the family fun Right Up Our Street are hosting Doncaster's annual street festival on 9-10 September 2017.DNweekeND will be a colourful family-friendly street extravaganza packing out Sir Nigel Gresley Square with surprising and astounding free entertainment including street theatre, circus, music, dance, painting, photography and crafts.  Doncaster...
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Get to know the library staff - Helen

The next member of staff for you to meet is Helen. Helen is the Local Studies Officer based at the Central Library in Doncaster. How long have you worked for Doncaster Libraries? 34 years (I was only 5 when I started! J). I have my 25 years anniversary in Local Studies on the 2 August. I moved to Local Studies in 1992 from my job in the Lending Library. What parts of your...
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Summer Reading Challenge 2017

This year's Summer Reading Challenge is now under way. Pop in to your local library to pick up your pack. For full details visit the Summer Reading Challenge page .
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Reading Well for people with long term conditions

On the 3 rd of July the latest of the Reading Well collections, Reading Well for people with long term conditions, launched. This is a national scheme delivered by The Reading Agency in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians, and provides recommended reading to people living with long term conditions and their carers. The scheme complements existing local health services and is...
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Get to know the library staff - Susan

As part of our series get to know the Library staff this time we talk to Susan, Library Advisor at Doncaster Central Library. How long have your worked for Doncaster Libraries? I have worked for Doncaster Libraries for almost 28 years. I was very fortunate to gain full time employment, at Doncaster Central Library, just 4 months after finishing school.  My roles have...
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Conversation Point

Conversation Points Concerned about yourself, a friend or a family member? Come and talk to the Your Life, Your Way team. The team can help with…  - Giving advice and support to find solutions to problems  - Living your life how you choose and staying in control  - Maintaining your independence, safety and quality of...
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Spotlight on Scawthorpe Community Library

Scawthorpe Community Library is another of our libraries led by volunteers. Along with books and DVDs something out of the ordinary available at Scawthorpe library are jigsaw puzzles, any enthusiastic puzzlers out there would be welcome to borrow from the collection.  Jackie a volunteer at the library describes some of the groups that meet there, each week an art group and also a knit...
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Travel Champions

Got an interview to go to? Starting a new job? Going on a day out and need help? Woodlands Community Library & Hub have fully trained travel champions who will help you find all the travel information to help you get from A2B in South Yorkshire. Contact Woodlands Community Library & Hub for more information.
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Spotlight on James and the Home Library Service

The Home Library Service  (HLS) provides a free library service direct to the homes of those Doncaster residents who are unable to visit a library on a regular basis. James has worked in the HLS for 6 years and is responsible for all aspects; from choosing the books to driving the van. There are currently almost 300 Doncaster residents using the service and James is always happy to take...
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CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

Over the past few weeks Doncaster Libraries Literacy Team have been working with Hatfield Community Library and Hunger Hill Librarian, Denise Beggs, to deliver a number of sessions to promote and educate children on the Kate Greenaway Award . The award, now celebrating its 60th year (!) is awarded for distinguished illustration in a book for children. The medal is the only prize in the UK...
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