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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  -...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Summer at Doncaster Libraries This year’s Summer Reading Challenge, The Big Friendly Read, kicked things off this summer. The theme was based on Roald Dahl and Libraries across Doncaster encouraged children to take part by reading 6 books over the summer. Upon completing the challenge the children are presented with a medal and certificate. Libraries held a variety of Roald Dahl themed...

Join us at the Central Children’s Library from Tuesday 6th September for our weekly* Bookstart Rhyme Time.  We’ll have lots of fun with stories, songs and rhymes and then stay and play with toys and activities. Every Tuesday* 1.30-2.30pm, suitable for all pre-school children For more information contact the Central Children’s Library...

This month Wheatley Community Library tells us what their members and volunteers love about their site.   Wheatley provides a cosy community Library, but that does not mean that the selection of books is limited, members still have access to any of the 307,000 items from across the whole library service.  If the book or DVD you want isn’t at the library for a small fee...

The library will be closed for five weeks from 10 September until 17 October to allow  improvements  to be made.  During the closure the lighting will be upgraded to a modern, cost-effective system, the kitchen facilities will be upgraded, and there will be improvements to the public computing facilities and to the meeting rooms with and overhead projector. In addition...

It’s surprising what you hear when you listen. The Listening Project captures conversations all over the country and each one makes history. They are conversations which matter to those who share them, as well as to those who hear them.  The project has recorded conversations about love, loss, fears, hopes, and dreams. They’ve featured people being passionate about subjects...

Unfortunately, Woodlands Community Library and Hub came fourth place in the HALLAM FM Cash For Kids Challenge to win a street party for the community. But, after just three weeks, they managed to raise an amazing £1636.79 for a great cause! Everyone at the Library really worked hard to raise this money, including taking part in such things as; a sponsored swim, a sponsored walk, a...

The winner of our recent BorrowBox competition was Ann.  Pictured presenting the prize to Ann are Sharon Collins and Janis Robinson.  Ann was delighted to win the iPad mini and didn't quite believe it at first! Our digital services offer access 24 hours a day as long as you have an internet connection. Visit Digital Library to see what we have to offer. ...

Armthorpe Community Library is a bright colourful building that has been run by its community since August 2014. The library has seen many improvements paid for by donations, funding grants and money raised by the volunteers.   So far they have installed a new kitchen, including a fridge freezer and dishwasher. There are new tables and chairs in the meeting room, and the...

Ahoy me hearties, fair princesses and all ye landlubbers! Cusworth Hall and Park’s annual Pirates and Princesses event will take place at Cusworth Hall on Tuesday 2nd August from 10:00am until 3:00pm. There will be plenty to do to keep the kids entertained, including martial arts displays, a bouncy castle, children’s entertainer, face painting, sand art, stalls, and...

New HS2 plans for South Yorkshire Below is a PDF copy of the HS2 FAQ 2016 document available for you to download. This document has been produced to help answer some of the frequently asked questions. A paper copy of this document can also be viewed at all Doncaster Libraries.   HS2 Ltd FAQ

Woodlands Community Library and Hub have some GREAT news! They are proud to announce that they are finalists in the HallamFM Happy Street Competition. They have 3 weeks, starting from Monday 11th July, to raise as much money as they can for Cash For Kids. The entrants who raise the most money will win a street party for their street. There will be lots of...

Artists, practitioners, and arts and cultural organisations can join the free online directory to market their offer to schools and other education settings.    CapeUK is working in partnership with Breeze Culture Network to expand the long-established and highly successful online community, to create a ‘one stop shop’ directory and messaging service for Yorkshire and...

Denis and Linda Birkin from Conisbrough are Carers supporting a young man named Ben, who is on the autistic spectrum, through the provision of a pioneering service called Shared Lives. The couple, who also have children of their own, have looked after Ben within their home since he was a baby – providing foster care up to the age of 18, following which they wanted to ensure Ben could...

Edlington Library already hosts a very successful readers group but due to its popularity this group is full so Edlington Library staff decided to try and start up a second group. On Wednesday 15th June they had their first meeting. Everyone who attended got on fantastically. Much discussion took place around the chosen book Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey...

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