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Get to Know Your Library Staff - Jill, Literacy, Learning & Engagement Advisor How long have you worked for Doncaster Libraries? I’ve worked for Doncaster Libraries for nearly 8 years. I moved from working in schools to the Central Library, where I worked for two years, the last part of which I was in charge of the Children’s Library. Then I was offered a job with...

Anyone feeling in need of a bit of light and colour to brighten up the dark days of winter should make their way to Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery for a fascinating new exhibition. Good Vibrations: The art of Colour Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery 13th January – 8th April 2018 The exhibition, which is called ‘Good Vibrations: The Art of Colour’, brings together over 70...

How long have you worked for Doncaster Libraries? I have worked for Doncaster Library Service since 1st  September 1986. I have had numerous roles within bibliographical services but have always been involved with ordering, cataloguing and withdrawing of library stock. The method of cataloguing books has changed hugely ….from book details typed on 5x3 inch catalogue...

First World War Roadshow at Doncaster Mansion House, Sunday 29th October, 10am-3pm - Take along your First World War objects to be identified by the team of experts and uncover the story behind your collection. - Have your memorabilia digitised to preserve it, and share it with your family and friends online. - Submit your objects for loan to be displayed in our 2018 Home Front...

Libraries Week is a chance to discover the range of things you can do at your library, from play and learning for children, to managing your health, to accessing wifi and games, to finding a job, a hobby or starting a business.      All Week Library charges amnesty : If you’ve got charges on your library account that are putting you off coming back in to use your...

This Get Online Week (2-8 October), Doncaster Council are encouraging residents with little or no knowledge of using computers and the internet to go online, learn new skills and “try one thing”. From keeping in touch with friends and applying for jobs to banking and booking a holiday, using the internet and going online can transform your life. If you’re interested in finding out how the...

From the end of September you will be able to borrow a BBC micro:bit from: Doncaster Central Library Edlington Library Mexborough Library Thorne Library Or request one to be sent to your local library. The BBC micro:bit will be loaned to you for 3 weeks at a time just like a book. This little device has an awful lot of features, such as 25 red LED lights that can flash...

How long have you worked for Doncaster Libraries? 6 years and 1 month. Though for my colleagues it probably feels a lot longer :). For me, this time has flown by. What parts of your job do you enjoy the most? The variety – a lot of my time at the moment is focussing on the new build central library and museum, scheduled to open in 2020, and every day is different. I enjoy...

Libraries are taking part in the World's biggest coffee morning for Macmillan. Details of the planned events are below; why not call in and support your local library and Macmillan? All events in libraries will be added below: Tuesday 12th Septembe r Conisbrough Community Library 10.00 -1.00 All welcome to attend the fundraising coffee morning. Contact Conisbrough Community...

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...

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...

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 .

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

We have the following events planned for Easter. Please check the events calendar for any new ones that may appear. Contact the individual library for more information.     Saturday 8 April : Central Junior Library , Waterdale: Easter Hunt, drop in between 10am and 16.00 Saturday 8 April : Conisbrough Community Library : Easter Crafts Activity, 11.00am –...

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