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On Saturday 23rd July Woodlands Community Library and Hub are hosting their annual Summer Fayre! The theme this year is "Vintage Street Party" to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Lots of stalls, games, live music and entertainment for all ages. Plus plenty of tea and coffee and homemade baked goods! Everyone welcome. For more information please contact Woodlands Community...

"Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy, whiffling human beans. But, the BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly... "   The BFG by Roald Dahl During this 100th year anniversary of Roald Dahl , why not celebrate by reading one of his much loved stories, including Matilda, The Witches, James and the...

The current Doncaster libraries visually impaired readers group has proved so popular that it has reached capacity. By popular demand therefore an additional group has started on 15 June 2016. The new group will be called “Book Talk” and meet in the Central Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 10.30am. Stories on CD are provided and members will then discuss the story and the...

Our annual event Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL) celebration was once again full of noise and laughter. Local poet Betty Pearson read some of her poems to a very appreciative audience of visually impaired visitors. “The Ghosts of Doncaster” reminded us all of the Doncaster shops now long gone and “The Beatles at the Baths” tells the mostly forgotten time the Beatles played at St James...

Meet the funder free event.  If you are a community group looking for funding several events have been arranged to showcase what is available. To book a place of for more information please see the links below. Places are limited so booking is essential. 14th July  Thorne Leisure Centre – S.Y.F.A.B.  1pm. - 4pm. Haynes Rd, Thorne, Doncaster DN8 5HX ...

All Library members have the opportunity to win an iPad mini. Simply download the BorrowBox app from your device store and borrow an eBook or an eAudio title to be automatically entered into the prize draw. The winner will be drawn by the team at Borrowbox on 31 July 2016. Visit  http://library.doncaster.gov.uk/web/arena/library-download-services for all of our Digital...

Half Term at Doncaster Libraries If you’re looking for fun activities during half term check out what’s on in Doncaster Libraries Tuesday 31 May 2016 Edlington Storytime for children aged 0 - 4 years, at Edlington Library, 9:30am – 10:00am. A story and colouring session, come along and meet with other parents and children. For more information call 01302 736470. Askern...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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.     ...

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...

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...

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 &...

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...

A new Doodle Café begins on the 2nd of February at Thorne library for adults. Colouring on paper or iPads is a new and trendy way to relax and reduce stress and anxiety. The  Doodle  Café starts at 13.30pm - 14.30pm and is FREE. You will need to bring along your own iPad but paper can be provided. For more information about the Doodle  Café  please...

Wilsic Hall School has produced the most stunning display ever! The students at Wilsic have been studying Native American Indians and have allowed their artwork to be shown at Bawtry Community Library. Their collages are made up of paint, beads, feathers, crepe paper and glitter. 

The first Doncaster Read choice for 2016 in association with Doncaster Waterstones is To Catch a Rabbit by Yorkshire based author Helen Cadbury. Her debut novel introduces us to PCSO Sean Denton and is set in and around Doncaster.    To Catch a Rabbit was joint winner of the Moth Northern Crime Award 2012. It was then re-released in January 2015, when Helen was...

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