Sprotbrough Community Library has a range of social activities lined up for 2017 – why not pop along and join us?!
On Tuesday 17th January we kick off with a new evening Social Club, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, mainly aimed at the 50+ age group though everyone is welcome! Entry fee is only £1.50 and includes light refreshments.
We’ll be having some light hearted games including bingo, quiz nights, etc, plus plenty of chit chat and friendly banter of course, so why not pop along. We’re also looking for people to help with running the session so if you have a spare hour or so once a week, please contact the library.
Once a month on a Thursday we are also holding Afternoon Tea at the library, so for £1 you can enjoy a cuppa and a cake or scone in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
We also have a weekly Social Group. Sometimes they meet at local cafes and pubs to celebrate members birthdays but otherwise, they meet here at the library every Friday 11am to 12 noon. This is a small group, around 8-12 people usually attend each week and new members are always welcome. Admission is just £1 per week.
Finally, every Tuesday 2pm-3pm is Happy Hour – come along for a game of dominoes, cards, draughts or chess. We’ve got the games and you’ll get a nice cup of tea or coffee too! Plus it’s free, so why not encourage your mum or dad, gran or grandad along!
Sprotbrough Community Library is running a Family History course starting Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
Learn how to trace your family history using new skills and techniques.
This is an eleven week course and costs £66 (those on benefits, pension top ups, etc, may be eligible for a 50% discount – please ask at the library for details).
Please contact the library on 01302 782436 or email email@example.com to reserve your place
Payment is required upon enrolment and is paid directly to AFCL (Adult Family and Community Learning) who are providing the tutor for this course.
Brings the kids along to Sprotbrough Community Library’s children’s Christmas party!
Wednesday 21st December, from 10.30am to 12.30pm (under 10’s only).
Includes party games, crafts, meet Mickey & Minnie Mouse mascots, and refreshments.
Tea/Coffee and a mince pie £1 – for adults.
This event is free of charge for the children attending but you must book in advance so we can cater for numbers attending. Call 01302 782436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
Date: Thursday 20th October 2016
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!
Book your place by contacting Nichola at Baby Bunnies:
Email: email@example.com or
Come along to the Sprotbrough Community Library Open Week taking place 22nd-29th October.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday 22nd October 10am to 12pm
Coffee Morning – our regular event hosted by FoSL in aid of fund raising activities. A very busy morning with a warm welcome from everyone. Tea/Coffee, home made cakes, tombola with quality prizes plus hobby & craft stalls.
Monday 24th October – IT Day
10am-4pm – Come along and find out what help you can get. Need basic help with how to use a computer or how to use the internet using a PC? Want to sign up for a computer course? Find out what courses are up and coming at our library. Charges may apply for some courses while others are free. The library also offers free WiFi and computer use, including emailing. There is also a photocopying, printing and scanning facilities available for a small charge.
Tuesday 25th October – Children’s Activity Day
10am-12pm – Sand Art with KidsBeeHappy
1-2pm or 2-3pm – Meet a Creature – Reptile & small animal workshops
**Limited places on the above FREE kids activities so booking is required in advance.**
Wednesday 26th October – Community Services Day
10am-4pm – Find out what help & services are available in your local community.
Thursday 27th October
Though these are not part of our Open Week activities, but we are pleased to announce that as from Thursday 20th October our community library will become the new venue for Slimming World classes, to be held here Thursday of every week at 9.30am and also at 3pm, 5pm & 7pm. Click here for more details on class times, prices, etc.
Friday 28th October – Library Services Day
10am-4pm – Find out what your local library has to offer – everything from courses, classses, group meetings, events, local information, book-lending, digital library services, meeting, conference & course room hire from just £6.50/hr, printing/copying faclities for a small charge, buying stamps, free website directory listings for local businesses (our £10 option is free if you come along on this day and sign up in person), and more.
We are also seeking new volunteers to help at the library with a variety of tasks including counter services, customer assistance, kids activities, creating feature stands, running informal social, hobby & interest groups, and whatever else may be useful to us as a community library. Please come along today (or any other day you can pop in) and find out more about volunteering with us – just a couple of hours each week can make a huge difference to keeping the library open during its current long opening hours and to be able to offer the services available.
Friday 28th October 7pm-9pm
Cusworth Singers – a local, delighful choir of singers returns to the library. £5 entrance fee. Booking is required in advance.
Saturday 29th October 11am-12.30pm
“Death by Chocolate” – an exclusive author talk by Helen Cadbury, local crime fiction writer. Come and enjoy chocolate cake and a cuppa. Free admission but advance booking is required.
Saturday 29th October 4pm-6pm
Halloween for Kids – Scary stories, dressing up and spooky activities. All ages welcome including parents with babies & toddlers. Why not drop in on your Halloween Walk if you can’t stay the whole session? Refreshments available for kids. Free to attend, no booking is required.
Saturday 22nd – Saturday 29th October – Books & Fines Amnesty Week
*Strictly during this 8 day period only, we are offering the chance for any member of Sprotbrough Community Library with outstanding fines to bring back their books and the fines will be wiped off their account! No questions asked, just bring the books back (in person) and we will remove any and all outstanding fines against those overdue books which are returned, including if someone else drops them off for you. Must be handed in at the counter. Books must have been loaned from Sprotbrough Community Library and not from any other library.
*No variation of this offer applies. Does not apply to books lost; only applies to overdue books returned directly to Sprotbrough Communty Library in person during the dates stated above.
TO BOOK ON ANY OF THE ABOVE EVENTS please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of those who wish to book on. If it is for a childrens event, please include names of adults attending and the number (not their names) of children you are bringing.
Emails will be replied to within 24 working hours to confirm event reservations.
If you’re looking for somewhere local to take the kids this summer, why not bring them down to Sprotbrough Community Library for our new annual activity day?
Wednesday 17TH August 2016 10am until 3pm
Come along and join in the fun!
- a children’s entertainer performing a magic show, balloon modelling and a puppet show between 11am and 1pm
- an appearance by Mickey & Minnie Mouse mascots at 10.30am and 1.30pm – don’t forget to bring a camera for photoshoots!
- Craft activities – with children’s craft materials, activity games & colouring books. Craft tables will be open 10am-3pm.
An opportunity for your child to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge 2016 ‘The Big Friendly Read’.
Admission is FREE and includes free juice and biscuits for children!
Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult aged 18 or over.
Sprotbrough Community Library is hosting Free NHS Health Check appointments on Friday 15th July 2016 between 12 noon and 6pm.
The free health checks have an eligibility criteria:-
- You must be a Doncaster resident (pay council tax to DMBC) otherwise a £20 charge applies
- Be aged 40-74
You don’t have to be a library member to get your free health check, and it takes approx 20 minutes and includes a cholestrol check amongst other things (a finger prick blood test is required).
An appointment is required in advance of attending and you can book or find out more by contacting the library and leaving your name and a contact phone number.
Note: In the event this event is cancelled anyone who has booked and appointment with us and left a valid telephone or mobile number will be contacted.