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Book an amazing holiday in your own home

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27 June 2017 Travelling the world is a stressful business. What with vaccinations, packing and airport queues to worry about, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s all too much trouble. Instead, why not take a reading journey with Sheffield Libraries and discover the world without leaving the comfort of your own home. The Reading Passport Challenge invites you to ...

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Youngsters meet the Gruffalo at Winter Garden Bookstart event

Gruffalo, Oliver Coppard, Lord Mayor, Julie Dore and Jackie Drayton1

12 June 2017 Hundreds of young families enjoyed meeting the Gruffalo at a Bookstart event in the Winter Garden last week. Sheffield libraries staff organised the event to mark the start of National Bookstart Week, which encourages reading with children from a young age. Around 300 young children and their parents and carers attended the event and took part in ...

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Public to vote on new library opening times

Artist impression of the new Woodseats Library

9 June 2017 People in and around Woodseats are being asked to vote on the opening hours of the new Woodseats Library which opens this September. The branch will be based in the new Woodseats Medical Centre on Chesterfield Road, with modern facilities, new books, a separate children’s library area and new public toilets. It will open for 31 hours ...

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New Sporting Memories group set for kick off

Pensioners at a sporting memory group in East Lothian

21 April 2017 Two new sporting memories groups are starting in Sheffield to help older people share memories and forge new friendships. Run by volunteers, with support from library staff, the groups talk about all types of sport, looking at old photographs, newspaper articles and memorabilia. All sports fans over the age of 50 are able to attend and the ...

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Peppa Pig launches new bedtime reading campaign

14 month old Caitlin Menmuir

20 April 2017 Calling all parents and carers with young children… Peppa Pig is on The Moor this Tuesday, 25 April, to launch a new campaign encouraging parents and carers to read to young children as part of their bedtime routine. “Bath, Book, Bed”, a national BookTrust campaign, is being supported by Sheffield Libraries and parenting expert, Supernanny Jo Frost. ...

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England’s Strongest Man helps create library Reading Room

England's Strongest Man, Paul Smith, helps create library's new Reading Room

28 March 2017 Most people moving house will call in their local removal company. But Sheffield Libraries do things differently and have recruited England’s Strongest Man, Paul Smith, to help create their new ‘Reading Room’. This Thursday, 30 March, Paul will help move furniture in Sheffield’s Central Library, including the original City Librarian’s huge desk which dates back to the ...

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Multi-Story Festival Back For Fourth Year

Multi-Story library festival

27 March 2017 Sheffield’s Multi-Story festival is back for its fourth year and includes a packed programme with famous authors, musicians and travel writers, as well as ‘how to’ sessions, creative workshops and live performances. It features playwright and screenwriter James Graham who helped put Sheffield on the international stage with his first feature film X plus Y, which was ...

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Information about Central Library proposals

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2 March 2017 Responses to more than 80 questions asked about the Central Library have been published online by Sheffield City Council. The questions were asked at three public meetings held in December and January. The council held the public meetings to allow local people to find out more about proposals from Sichuan Guodong Group to look at the feasibility of ...

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Board games at library guarantees a full house

Playing board games at Ecclesfield Library

21 February 2017 Playing board games as a family needn’t be a trivial pursuit – thanks to a successful and now well-established Saturday session at booming Ecclesfield Library. A popular board games session at the library has now been extended until June, and Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries, was among those taking part last weekend. ...

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New Tinsley library opens

Tinsley library volunteers

27 January 2017 A new library opens next Monday, 30 January, in Tinsley and will be staffed by volunteers and hosted by the Tinsley Forum. People will be able to check out books for adults and children, read newspapers and request books from Sheffield City Council’s library catalogue at the new branch based at the Tinsley Forum in Bawtry Road. ...

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Council begins extensive improvements to Manor Library

Manor Library

January 2017 A local library is to close for two weeks to allow a significant amount of refurbishment. Manor Library, on Ridgeway Road at Manor Top, will close from Monday 23 January to Sunday 5 February. The First Point, council customer service centre, and housing office based there will also be closed during this period. The nearest alternative facilities are ...

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Call for Tinsley Library volunteers

Tinsley Forum on Bawtry Road

6 January 2017 Library lovers in and around Tinsley are being asked to help run a new library service starting at the end of January. Around a dozen people are needed to help people choose and check out books and newspapers from the Tinsley Forum on Bawtry Road. A book drop-off and collection point has been running there since last ...

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Third public meeting to discuss Central Library and Graves Art Gallery

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13 December 2016 A third public meeting has been planned to update people about the proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. This is a repeat of the public meeting first held on Tuesday, 6 December at the Town Hall. It follows Sheffield City Council’s announcement that, as part of the city’s partnership with Chinese construction company Sichuan ...

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Council promise to always have city centre Central Library

Our promises regarding the Central Library service

8 December 2016 “We will always have a Central Library in the city centre” That was one of the promises made by Sheffield City Council at last night’s public meeting about proposals for the Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. The meeting, one of a number planned, saw more than 200 people discuss how the council is considering leasing the ...

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Central Library & Graves Art Gallery: Second public meeting planned

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1 December 2016 Due to high demand a second public meeting has been planned to update people about proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. Last week it was announced that Sheffield City Council is considering leasing the Surrey Street building to create the city’s first five star hotel, as the cost of repairs and upkeep is rapidly ...

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