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Introduction of Standardised Cigarette Packaging

Introduction of Standardised Cigarette Packaging As of May 20th 2016, cigarettes sold in the UK must be in plain, standardised packaging. There is a one year transitional period for the sell-through of old stock and from May 2017 all tobacco products on sale in the UK must comply with these regulations. Branding recruits children and young people to a life-time of addiction ...
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Higher Rhythm

Higher Rhythm have launched ‘Sound Progress’ which is a new three year project (funded by Big Lottery Fund) involving local people in training and volunteering to develop new skills, using music technology and radio (via Sine FM).  Higher Rhythm will be providing Sound Progress activities at their town centre location, as-well-as launching two outposts, at Bentley Area...
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National Bookstart Week 2016

National Bookstart Week 2016 This year, BookTrust's annual celebration of sharing stories, books and rhymes will run from 6-12 June, and the 2016 theme is... Under the Sea. From Monday 6 to Sunday 12 June there will be thousands of free events around the country for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families, at libraries, children’s centres, nurseries and bookshops. These...
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Doncaster Heritage Festival

Celebrate the richness and variety of heritage in the borough at this year’s Doncaster Heritage Festival 2 - 15 May 2016.   There will be a series of events, talks, walks and workshops including: a talk about William Bradford the Mayflower Pilgrim of Austerfield, a heritage walk around Tickhill, a tower tour at Doncaster Minster, First World War family and local history...
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A morning of Crime-Death by chocolate

Discover the world of crime fiction and fact with two leading local authors,  Helen Cadbury and Stephen Wade Helen will talk about her novels  To Catch a Rabbit  and  Bones in the Nest . Stephen will be talking about his investigations and experiences as a crime writer. Both authors will focus on Yorkshire and Doncaster in particular. ...
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National Libraries Day 2016

The Deputy Mayor Glyn Jones joined the Allan from the Literacy Team and a group of enthusiastic children making a ‘Love Your Library’ train. The activity was part of the National Libraries Day celebrations at Central Children’s Library on Saturday 6 February. Everyone had lots of fun making the wagons, which the children got to take home with them.     ...
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The History of Afternoon Tea

On Thursday 21st January Meryl White, author of “Grandma Abson’s Traditional Baking”, visited Tickhill Library & enthralled a packed audience with the history, rules & key elements that have made afternoon tea so popular. Afterwards the thirty six guests enjoyed an afternoon tea of their own, with scones freshly made by the Tickhill Country Market bakers. Meryl also brought along a...
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Woodlands Community Library and Hub News

Woodlands Community Library's Krafty Korner group has now got 10 members and is increasing each week! They are learning to crochet, knit and will also be card making. They have also applied for a grant from DMBC for sewing machines and extra materials. In the employment training and advice section, Debbie is helping customers get back into work and to date she has helped 32 customers...
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Sam and Sammie Visit the Library!

Sam & Sammie visited Thorne Library this week and after a quick training session from Denise, were set straight to work.                     Sam & Sammie are attendance champions. They promote the importance of school attendance to children, parents and schools. Visit Sam &...
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Kick Off Your Reading With Rovers

We organised a special visit from Doncaster Rovers FC to Woodlands Community Library. After a quick introduction from Jill Brooksbank (Literacy Team) and Shirley Wilson (Literacy Team) about the Football Reading Challenge , a group of local school children got the chance to meet staff and players from Doncaster Rovers FC.   The children were really engaged listening to...
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