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Well-being Wednesday

Wellbeing wednesday

Do you struggle to beat your cravings, suffer with low energy and motivation, feel confusion around diet choices, have a lack of flexibility and body pain or mental fog and anxiety?

Sprotbrough Community Library Hub invites you to join us every Wednesday for a weekly wellbeing get together. This online forum for change will help you challenge those obstacles you keep running into.

Finding time for yourself can feel difficult during this unusual time. So our wellbeing coordinator, Glen Monks, will be hosting a safe space for members who may need a bit more support in carving out time to talk about their well-being.

The wellbeing topics we discuss range from balancing blood pressure to diet and lifestyle interventions and many others. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, here’s how to participate in the sessions:

Contact Glen on 0795 1138579

Alternatively, send any email enquiries you may have to info@sprotbroughlibrary.org.uk

 

 

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.