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Half Term at Doncaster Libraries

There’s lots happening in Doncaster Libraries this half term, from Morris the Mankiest Monster to Slippery Snakes! For a full list of events visit Doncaster Library Events Calendar Monday 20th February Where When  Event Thorne Library 10am - 10.30am Rhyme Time for ages 0-5 years . For more information...
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Top Authors and Books in UK libraries

Public Lending Right (PLR) have released their latest annual data showing which authors and books are the most loaned in UK Libraries. Public Lending Right (PLR) was established by Act of Parliament in 1979 and is the responsibility of the British Library. PLR gives authors the legal right to receive payment from government each time their books are loaned through the public library...
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New Free Technology Workshop

A new free technology workshop for adults called Technology Freedom , run by SilenceBreaker’s , is starting at Thorne Library on 17 th February 1-4pm. The workshop runs for 36 weeks and funded by the big lottery fund, you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about your computer, tablet, smartphone and software.  For more information and to book your place on the...
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Clubs & Societies Day

Doncaster Libraries offer a huge range of classes, events and meeting space for different clubs to meet.  On Saturday 7th January Tickhill Community Library held a "Clubs and Societies Day". The aim was twofold, to help those hoping to try something new in 2017 discover what is available in Tickhill and also to aid the many clubs and societies raise their profile. The...
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iPad and Tablet Device Group

The iPad and tablet device group is an informal drop-in group that meets every fortnight at the Doncaster Central Library, 2-4pm. Bring along your own device and we can offer help and support on a range of topics. If you have just got your tablet or know someone who has, we can show you where to start and what great things you can do with your device. We can get you started with “Apps”...
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New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!  We have a range of classes across Doncaster Libraries to help you get active, lose weight and meet new people. As well as all the classes below, Doncaster Libraries offer a huge range of classes and events throughout the year. For the full calendar of events visit our Libraries Events page  Mexborough Library - WI Keep Fit Group Mondays,...
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Libraries on social media

You can connect with many of our libraries on social media. See the links below to see if your library is there.  Doncaster Libraries represent all of the DMBC libraries and Community Libraries without their own accounts. Doncaster Libraries: Facebook ,  Twitter ,  Pinterest ,  Flickr Armthorpe Community Library: Facebook ,  Twitter Askern Community...
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Vintage Tea Party

Aspiring2 visited Thorne library on Wednesday 30th November and served a wonderful Christmas Vintage Tea to 29 ladies and gentlemen. The vintage tea parties and memory lane bingo are held throughout the Doncaster borough to gain funding, working towards combating isolation within our communities and encourage stronger communication between our neighbours, through fun, laughter and...
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Young Volunteer of the Year

Charlotte Dalby, aged 8, has won the Young Volunteer of the Year Award at the Doncaster CVS award ceremony on Friday 2nd December. Charlotte won the award for her charity work with Doncaster MIND and also her volunteering work at Hatfield Community library (since July 2015) and Sprotbrough Community Library since October 2016. Her Mum, Vickie, also volunteers at Hatfield Community Library and...
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Help is on hand at the Local Studies Library

Assistance with family and local history research is available in the Local Studies Library, Central Library, Waterdale. We offer free advice on using our extensive local resources, which include local newspapers on microfilm, electoral registers, photographs, maps, local history books, local information files, & documents. A specialist one-to-one family history research service...
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