Library becomes Chamber member

Sprotbrough Community Library recently became a member of the Doncaster Chamber of Commerce!

We are looking forward to getting involved with local businesses and networking to promote our services and facilities, especially with regards to our room hire and our plans to introduce a business hib facility at the library, with regular networking meetings.

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Library Volunteers Needed!

Sprotbrough Community Library is looking for new volunteers to help out at the library with different roles and tasks as follows:-

Library Services Counter Volunteers – to undertake general library services including:

  • issuing and discharging books
  • assisting with services such as advising customers how to use the photocopier, printer and flat bed scanner
  • returning books to shelves and keeping shelves tidy
  • keeping the library displays tidy and up to date
  • basic administration duties such as taking customer details for courses and activities, book requests, taking messages and returning customer calls
  • dealing with counter and telephone enquiries

Basic computer knowledge is required to learn and use two of the DMBC library computer systems that we use. Full training and ongoing support is provided.

All counter staff work in a team of a minimum 2 persons (and sometimes with 3 or 4 in a team on some shifts) usually with at least one person being a Lead Volunteer – this is an experienced volunteer with extended knowledge of the library and its systems who is there to help out should you get stuck with anything – and we need more of these too! 

We work a 3-shift system at present: 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm and 4pm-6pm Monday to Saturday though we close at 1pm on Thursday & Saturday. Volunteers are welcome to do one or more shifts across the week.

We would also welcome creative & imaginative people who can create themed displays for books, activities and relevant social and community topics. This can be done any day and time during our opening hours to suit you, just once or twice a month.

Volunteers need to be aged over 18, literate to a good standard and have good people and customer service skills. We also welcome students aged 18+ who may require work experience, where you can drop in to help anytime our library is open.

We provide full training and support for all volunteer positions.

An excellent opportunity for building up work experience and to gain a reference, or to simply give something back to the community or pass a few hours if you are retired or bored! Whatever your reason, please get in touch – your library needs you!


Call in anytime we are open or email – please leave your name and number so we can call you back for an initial chat.

Death by Chocolate!

Come along to our author talk by Helen Cadbury, local fiction crime writer, here at Sprotbrough Community Library on Saturday 29th October 2016,

Come and hear Helen talk about her books ‘Bones in the Nest’ and ‘To Catch a Rabbit. For more information about Helen and her books click here.

Free admission but advance booking is required.

Refreshments included (tea/coffee & chocolate cake!)


Haunting Reads Competition!

This promotion features a reader competition challenging customers to read and review Thin Air by Michelle Paver by completing a competition review card.

The winning review will receive a full set of the featured titles!

Call in to view the display at Sprotbrough Community Library and to loan the book (only 4 exclusive copies available) no later than 11th November 2016.

Competition deadline is 30 November 2016.

Entries should be submitted to:

Katy Mendham
The Reading Agency
Free Word
60 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3GA


Christmas Card-Making Session for Babies & Children

Date: Thursday 20th October 2016
Time: 10am-12pm
Venue: Sprotbrough Community Library

Where children & babies can have hand and foot prints taken to make creative cards. You will then receive a sample card mid November and can then choose to purchase the following: tea towels, gift tags and christmas cards.

Please remember to bring lots of baby wipes as it gets messy!

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Book your place by contacting Nichola at Baby Bunnies:

Mobile: 07748668634

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