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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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Public meeting about Central Library and Graves Art Gallery

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29 November 2016 People are invited to a public meeting next Tuesday to find out more 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 becoming ...

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Council to continue supporting community-run libraries

Stannington library volunteers

28 November 2016 Community-run libraries will continue to be supported by Sheffield City Council under new funding plans. The authority is pledging a minimum of £655,000 guaranteed support across 11 branches from 2017 to 2020. The existing support package for these branches ends in March 2017. Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Libraries at Sheffield City Council, ...

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World famous author wins at largest ever Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

Michael Rosen, overall winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Awards

15 November 2016 Top children’s author Michael Rosen was presented with the Overall Winner Award at Sheffield’s children’s book awards held today at the Crucible Theatre. Rosen, best known for his much loved story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ won the award for ‘Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed’, a story about an ordinary 10 year old boy, his ...

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Home library service set to help more older people

Kathleen May and Library Information Officer Christine Hill

15 November 2016 Do you know someone who’s not able to get out much and likes to read or watch films? Sheffield City Council delivers library books, films and other items to people free of charge who are not able to get to their local library. It is looking to boost the number of people using the home library service ...

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More than 1,000 new bestsellers for community-run libraries

Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Libraries

13 October 2016 More than a thousand new books have been given to community-run libraries by Sheffield City Council. This works out at just over 100 titles each in ten branches across the city that are run by volunteers. There are 28 libraries across Sheffield. Sixteen in total are run by volunteers with some support from the council. The new ...

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Youngsters help make this year’s reading challenge best yet

Hamda Einashie, 15, helped at Darnall Library over the summer

23 September 2016 Young volunteers were thanked yesterday by Sheffield’s Lord Mayor for helping to make this year’s summer reading challenge the best one yet. Figures are still being collected but it is estimated that around 5,000 children took part in the challenge, which is more than any other year. Fourteen teenagers, aged 14 to 16, volunteered in council-run libraries ...

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