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Changes to library service were “thorough and well considered”

Volunteers are free to run 15 of Sheffield’s branch libraries – after the Secretary of State said an inquiry into last month’s changes to the service is “not necessary.” Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy at the Government’s department for Culture, Media and Sport, was asked to carry out an inquiry into the changes in library provision ...

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Let’s get digital!

The Winter Garden

Confused by computers? Irritated by the internet? Sheffield residents are invited to ‘Let’s get digital’, a free city centre event to show how much fun getting online can be. The event, on Monday 13 October from 10am-2pm at the Winter Garden, is open to everyone, from complete beginners to those looking to boost their skills. As well as gaining advice ...

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Your new library service: how will you use it?

Stannington Library is run by volunteers

Sheffield’s library service is set to change next Monday, when volunteer groups will take over the running of 13 branches from Sheffield City Council. These branches will be staffed by volunteers who will be responsible for managing libraries, fundraising and setting the programme of activities such as story time sessions, homework groups and job clubs. Members of the public will ...

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Walkley Library: Community group and Forum Restaurant Cafes to work together

With just weeks to go before library groups take over running 15 of the city’s 28 branches, Sheffield City Council is pleased to confirm that two organisations have agreed to work together on a joint plan to manage Walkley Library. Walkley Community Library Futures Group and Forum Café bars both put in bids to run the library. Both bids met ...

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All libraries on track to stay open

  All libraries in Sheffield are set to stay open as the Council announces it has approved plans from groups to run branches from the end of September. Groups were invited to submit business plans for 15 libraries after the Government cut 50% of funding to the Council, which has forced £240 million of savings requiring £1.67 million from the ...

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