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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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Join The Big Friendly Read in your library

Summer Reading Challenge, Dale Cherry 2016 for The Reading Agency

13 July 2016 Do you know your Snozzcumbers from your Oompa-Loompas or your Twits from your Trunchbull? The wonderful world of Roald Dahl is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which starts in Sheffield libraries on Saturday, 16 July. The challenge, called The Big Friendly Read this year, asks children under 12 years old to read six library ...

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Council to continue to support voluntary-run libraries

People can now use free WiFi on laptops, smartphones and tablets in Sheffield libraries

07 July 2016 Library users are being asked to complete a survey to help inform the future support package given by Sheffield City Council to community-led libraries run by volunteers. The authority remains committed to providing support once the current arrangements, agreed in 2014, come to an end next March. In Sheffield there are 28 libraries, 16 of which are ...

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Free WiFi in libraries

People can now use free WiFi on laptops, smartphones and tablets in Sheffield libraries

28 June 2016 Sheffield libraries have gone wireless with WiFi. Available in all council-run branches, and most community-run ones, people are now able to log on for free from smartphones, tablets, laptops and more than 170 library computers. This means easier studying, job searches, research, instant downloads from the E-library and more opportunities for people to go online. Last year ...

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Youngsters have whale of a time at Bookstart celebration

Bookstart event - Lord Mayor Cllr Denise Fox with Angus Buchanan, age 3

7 June 2016 Families have been encouraged to pick up a book this morning at an under-the-sea themed reading and rhyming adventure held in the city centre. Sheffield libraries organised the Peace Garden event to mark the start of National Bookstart Week which promotes the importance of reading with children from a young age. Around 400 young children and their ...

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VIDEO trailer: The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival

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  Sheffield’s adventurers, literary lovers and family thrill seekers are in for a treat at The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival. Two packed days will see outdoor lovers immersed in literature, film, photography and children’s activities at Sheffield’s Central Library on Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June. Free and ticketed events take place across the two days with highlights ...

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Youngsters asked to capture The Outdoor City in picture

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13 May 2016 Do you have a child that loves the outdoors and being creative?  Would they like to design a postcard that is displayed across Sheffield and promotes the city? Sheffield, known as The Outdoor City, has a new website to promote its outstanding natural environment, which is full of ideas about where to go and what to do. ...

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New: The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival

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3 May 2016 Sheffield’s adventurers, literary lovers and family thrill seekers are in for a treat at The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival. Two packed days will see outdoor lovers immersed in literature, film, photography and children’s activities at Sheffield’s Central Library on Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June. Free and ticketed events take place across the two days ...

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Most weird and wonderful exhibits at Sheffield Archives

Most weird and wonderful exhibits at Sheffield Archives... - cabvsa

8 April 2016 Sheffield Archives are having an open day on Friday, 15 April from 2pm to 4pm. Everyone is invited to drop in and explore the exhibits. We asked the staff to tell us their favourite and the most weird or wonderful from the collections. 1. Records from the South Yorkshire Lunatic Asylum dating back to 1872. These include ...

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VIDEO – Children enjoy learning about Shakespeare in Sheffield

22 March 2016 Shakespeare is being brought to life for children in activities taking place in Sheffield libraries this week. Writing workshops, game sessions and a Tudor trail are all being held to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Watch children talking about what they know about Shakespeare: See here for event details.

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Shakespeare brought to life for Sheffield children

Four year old Xazier Yere and his father, Sheffield Eagles player Menzie Yere, at an Early Years Shakespeare Event held at Hillsborough Library this week.

Shakespeare is being brought to life next week with a range of activities for children in Sheffield libraries. Writing workshops, game sessions and a Tudor trail are on the list of activities taking place during the Easter holiday to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Sheffield City Council, explained: “Shakespeare ...

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Temporary arrangements for Tinsley Library

24 February 2016 Library services in Tinsley are changing as Sheffield City Council’s lease on the current building comes to an end. Alternative arrangements have been made from the end of February once the council comes out of the building, before a new base is found for a voluntary-run service. Temporary arrangements include a local book drop off and collection ...

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