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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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Christmas at Doncaster Libraries

Doncaster Libraries are in the Christmas spirit! There's lots happening in libraries this Holiday from Christmas Poetry and songs to Christmas Fayres, why not pop along and help us celebrate. Below are just a few of the events and activities happening this December, for a full list of events visit our Library Events Calendar : 3rd December  10am – 3pm, Conisbrough Christmas...
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Spotlight on Thorne Library

Thorne Library is one of the libraries fully run by Doncaster Council staff.  The modern library is situated within the Vermuyden Centre which is an NHS building.  Between them the ladies who work at the library have over 50 years’ experience.  So if you are interested in finding a new author to read, joining a reading group  or looking for  something to keep you...
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Congratulations Armthorpe Community Library

Congratulations go to Armthorpe Community Library volunteers who picked up a special award at the Doncaster Free Press Pride Awards.  A team of the volunteers went to the ceremony at Castle Park and were delighted to receive the award. See next week’s Doncaster Free Press for the full report on the whole event.
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Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning Success!

Over the past few weeks Libraries across Doncaster have been taking part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  So far here's what has been raised by our libraries:  - Warmsworth Community Library raised £600 , Civic Mayor David Nevitt also attend the event.   - Edlington Library have raised  £147.70  -...
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Keeping Safe - Annual event

An event open to all communities that will help Doncaster Safeguarding Adults Board communicate and engage with the people of Doncaster to keep adults at risk of abuse and neglect safe. The day will provide opportunities to hear about some of the work that has been carried out in order to keep people safe and hear from people’s experiences. There will also be a range of activities for...
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Rhymetime at Thorne Library

It was not too long ago when only a regular two children attended Thorne Library’s weekly Rhymetime, then, after spending time speaking to the public, visiting local children’s centres and advertising through various channels the numbers slowly began to rise. Ten children was an exciting milestone, then a regular 15, then 20, fantastic! However the last few weeks have been incredible, with a...
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Arts & Culture: The Voice Project

If you are aged 14 - 17 and you like taking part in art, crafts, music, drama, sports, film, or heritage activities you can shape arts and culture in Doncaster! Get involved in The Voice Project and...   have a voice, share what you like and what you’d like to change meet other creative people of a similar age    develop fun ways to ask other children...
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World's biggest coffee morning

Come down and join us for delicious cakes and treats, several libraries are taking part in the world's biggest coffee morning coming up soon. See below for a list of venues, dates and times you may even be able to get to more than one!   Friday 30th September details below: Balby Community Library also craft activities taking place Doncaster Central Library...
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Launch event for Reading Ahead

On October 4 2016 from 10am -12pm at Doncaster Central Library there will be a launch event for the Reading Ahead project. One in six adults struggles to read. Reading Ahead supports young people and adults who struggle with the written word or who don’t read for pleasure. This programme asks people to choose six reads (not just books but poems, articles or websites can count) and...
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