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Sheffield librarian receives national honour

Anne Frost Canva

15 December 2017 One of Sheffield City Council’s librarians has won a national award in BookTrust’s 25th Anniversary Awards. Early years librarian, Anne Frost, was given the Bookstart Coordinator Award for her work to encourage families to read with very young children, especially in deprived areas. Anne has worked for the council’s library service for the past 30 years and ...

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Bold new vision for the Central Library

Artist’s impression of the interior of the Central Library

7 December 2017 Sheffield City Council is announcing a bold and unique vision for the Central Library service in the heart of the city centre. Over the last twelve months our team have visited inspirational libraries across the country, assessed them with a critical eye and brought the best ideas back to Sheffield. We have used these ideas to shape ...

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30th birthday celebrations for Chapeltown library

15 November 2017 A local library marked its 30th anniversary this month hosting a celebration coffee morning with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield and local school children, as well as a number of events throughout the next few weeks. Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure, said: “I’m delighted we’re celebrating thirty years since Chapeltown Library opened ...

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Hundreds of children vote in this year’s Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

Author and illustrator, Katie Smith and Sarah Jennings, with children from Intake Primary School

10 November 2017 A story about a book-monster who makes his way into favourite fairy tales, including Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, has captured the heart of Sheffield children in the city’s 29th annual Children’s Book Awards. Nibbles: The Book Monster, by Emma Yarlett, was today voted overall winner in an awards ceremony at The ...

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Harry Potter and a spell of magic at Sheffield libraries

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17 October 2017 Fans of Harry Potter are set to be spellbound by a nine-week exhibition and programme of events at Sheffield libraries celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The ‘Harry Potter: A history of magic’ exhibition is being opened at Sheffield Central Library on Friday, 20 October by the Lord Mayor ...

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Book in for business start-up success at Sheffield’s Central Library

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18 September 2017 A new generation of entrepreneurs are invited to free events at a Sheffield libraries’ business advice centre on Thursday, 21 September. Sheffield’s Business and Intellectual Property Centre, based in the Central Library, is linking with other British Library Business and IP Centres for a National Start-up day to support budding business men and women. Thousands of entrepreneurs ...

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Book in for visit at Sheffield’s newest library

The Woodseats library is on the ground floor of the brand new Woodseats Medical Centre and Library building

30 August 2017 A new library opens in Sheffield on Monday, 4 September, with more than 11,000 new books. It is in Woodseats, on Chesterfield Road, and is the city’s first new library in seven years. The library is part of a new building which includes the Woodseats Medical Practice. It’s on the site of the old library branch which ...

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Book in for free fun with Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read throughout the school holidays, photo courtesy of The Reading Agency

17 July 2017 “It’s fun, free and educational, and will entertain your child for hours – what more could you ask for during the school holidays?” That’s the view from children’s librarian Alexis Filby who says the Summer Reading Challenge is a highlight of their year and a time when children’s book loans boom. The challenge, called Animal Agents this ...

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Adventure book festival returns for second year

Local business Cotic Bikes is exhibiting in the Central Library foyer

6 July 2017 Sheffield’s adventurers, literary lovers and family thrill seekers are in for a treat as The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival returns for its second year. Between Monday 10 July and Saturday 15 July at the Central Library, there will be a host of author talks, creative workshops, exhibitions and family activities. Most events are free and cover ...

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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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