For your information

Sprotbrough Community Library currently sell;

  • 1st and 2nd class stamps (95p and 68p)
  • Handmade Cards for all occasions (3 for £1)
  • Envelopes (A4 and A5 for 10p each)
  • Pens and Pencils (10p each)
  • Crafts for gifts
  • Donated books (50p for paperback and £1.00 for Hardback)
  • DVD’s (50p)
  • CD (50p)
  • Jigsaws
  • Tea and coffee (50p)

News

We celebrate the reopening of the library following the flooding incident.

10th Anniversary Celebrations
Please book by ringing 01302 282436

SATURDAY  2nd April – 7pm Come and join us for The Cusworth Singers.

MONDAY 4th April – 10am – 11am – SAND ART session for children
TUESDAY 5th April-10am – 11.30 – REPTILE RENDEZVOUS
WEDNESDAY 6th April- 10.30am – 11.30am – STORY TIME 5 – 7years

THURSDAY 7th April10:30AM-11:30AM-3-7 years, 2:30Pm-3:30PM 7-11 years, EVENING 6:30PM-8PM Teens and Adults- Authors Visit

FRIDAY 8th April-10:30AM-11:30AM, Storytime

SATURDAY 9th April Our Anniversary Craft Fair 10AM-3PM Many Exciting Stalls, refreshments, a children’s Tombola and Our Famous Raffle
TUESDAY 12th April-10:30AM – 12 noon, Textiles Session for Children aged 7-16
WEDNESDAY 13th April-10:30AM-11:30AM, Storytime for 5-11 years
THURSDAY 14th April-11:00AM-1PM Craft Session for the Children, Bring a picnic lunch and take part in an Easter egg hunt around the library

LIBRARY CLOSURE

Apologies to all our customer and service users. Due to an internal flood which has caused extensive damage we have had to close to all. We are unable to offer any services. Please use the other  Libraries until we are up and running again.

Sorry for the inconvenience

PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY COURSE

We are now offering this practical Philosophy course on Tuesday 10.15 – 12.15 and WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7.15 – 9.15. Please contact the library for further details  01302 782436 or Lyndon Walters   07582060613

SOUND BATH Sound Therapy

Come along on the 2nd Saturday of each month and enjoy a relaxing hour with Blu and Julian. Enveloped in the sounds they create.

NEXT SESSION SATURDAY 12th MARCH 10am – 11am

Ring the library on 01302 782436 to book your place.

 

Room Hire from just £6 per hour!

Room Hire from just £6/hr at Sprotbrough Community Library!

Our corporate room hire rate including laptop and projector facilities is just £9/hr.

Discounts can be negotiated for long term room hire contracts.

Free WiFi throughout the library building.

We offer room hire Monday to Saturday, day and evening, and can accomodate large meetings, AGM’s, small events and presentations, courses, etc. Max seating capacity is approx 60.

Why not pop along and see what we have to offer?

You can find us on Sprotbrough Road, situated next to Reckage at Home, with free parking at the front, disabled access including a lift to the first floor where our meeting rooms, computer suite and toilets are located.

Tel: 01302 782436 or email info@sprotbroughlibrary.org.uk

Let’s Get Digital!

Library members can now enjoy the benefits of FREE access to the following online information sources from home, even when our library is closed. Subscription charges are covered by a member’s library membership.

DIGITAL SERVICES
Free 24 hour access to Ebooks, Ecomics, Eaudio and music downloads.

This service allows 10 downloads at a time for a 3 week loan period.
Music download offers 3 tracks each week which you can keep!

BorrowBox now includes a selection of Ebooks as well as Eaudio books, with easy access by downloading the app.

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Set up is easy – simply download the app, log in with your membership card number and then you are set to read EBooks anytime, anywhere.

Members can also source the following:-

• Oxford reference – a library in your living room!
• Access to research – over 1.5 academic articles available free of charge.
• Who else writes like? Find out who else writes like your favourite author.
• Public information on line – a virtual library of official papers including parliamentary information.
• Cobra – An extensive range of topics and ideas relating to starting up, running and supporting the development of small businesses.

Joining our library is simple! Pop into Sprotbrough Community Library during our opening hours of Monday to Wednesday 10am to 5pm, Thursday & Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm.

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!

Interested?

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