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As part of our series get to know the Library staff this time we talk to Thomas from the Literacy team     How long have you worked for Doncaster Libraries? I’ve worked for Doncaster Libraries for just over 11 years, which sounds a lot longer than it feels. Originally I was going to be a rockstar, but who needs all that hassle? So I decided to stop on with the Library...

Wheatley Community Library had an exciting opportunity to move back to the building that had been home to the old library.  The new location is in the other half of the building that the previous DMBC library was in. This was made available to volunteers and with a very tight schedule the volunteers and DMBC library staff managed to move all the contents from Norfolk Road down to Parkway...

Edlington Library are holding a Mega Book Sale.  Books at bargain prices 50p each or 3 for a £1.00. Includes fiction, non-fiction and DVD’s. From the 10 - 28 April 2017 Sale taking place during normal library opening hours For more information contact Edlington Library on Telephone: 01302 736471 Email: edlington.library1@doncaster.gov.uk    

We will be helping you get to know the library staff in front and behind the scenes of Doncaster library’s. Nicola is our Libraries Systems and Resource Assistant and our first member of staff for you to get to know! How long have you worked for Doncaster Libraries? I have worked for the library service for nearly 13 years now! I started working as a library assistant and after...

Wheatley Community Library and the Friends of Wheatley Community Library will be relocating back to the ‘Old Library’ site in the Parkway Centre following Kingfisher school transferring to an academy.  The Library Service and the volunteer group are excited about this move and the opportunities it will bring to encourage new members back into the library. The current library site in...

Thorne Library helps Doncaster to get healthy. Free NHS Health checks for people aged between 40 and 74 will take place on Tuesday 21st February 10a.m. - 4p.m. The NHS Health Check is an important step for many people towards improving their health and becoming more aware of what they can do to lead a healthier life.  The NHS Health Check can help lower people’s risk of...

The following libraries are in urgent need of new volunteers.  If you have a few hours a week to spare please consider volunteering with us. To volunteer contact one of the libraries below: Conisbrough Community Library Denaby Community Library & Hub Edenthorpe Community Library Rossington Community Library Scawthorpe Community Library Wheatley Community...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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”...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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