Our readathon is coming up on Friday 23 Feb. Running from 10.30 to 3.00, this free event offers a mix of story-reading and craft for kids, themed around Michael Morpurgo’s book “The Rainbow Bear”. There is no need to book — just turn up!
The library is looking to build its level of community engagement and has opportunities for you to help us. Visit our situations vacant page for details.
Our spring newsletter, with details of our services and a full events program for Feb, March, April and May, is now available. If you didn’t get one through the letter box, you can pick up a copy in the library or you can download it (as a PDF) here.
We’re conducting a survey to collect your views on our cinema program. Whether you regularly attend our film showings or not, we would appreciate your comments. You can do this on-line using this link. It will only take a couple of minutes (honest!). There will also be paper survey forms in the library if you prefer. Thanks!
“Christmas in the Library” 9 December
Our Farmers’ and Artisan Market on 26 November raised over £1,500
Thanks to all the volunteers, stall holders and shoppers who came along to make the day a success! Photo gallery here! The next market is on 8 April 2018.
Awards for All grant confirmation
14 October 2017: We’ve just had confirmation of our “Awards for All” grant from the National Lottery Fund. This £8,000 grant will fund a feasibility and planning study to further develop the library building for community use. Our thanks to Margaret Davis and Ann Hindley for their work on this, and to all the National Lottery players who paid for it.
Children’s Craft Sessions
These popular sessions, run by Lynne Brown, are held on the second and fourth Friday of the month during term. Sessions run after school and are intended for 5 – 9 year olds. Space is limited so to guarantee a place we recommend you sign up on the list at the reception desk.
The Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge closed on 30 Sept. Here are three proud youngsters with their certificates.
Watch our video: “The Library at Work”
Through 2016, Sheffield’s U3A Video and Documentary group spent many hours in the library recording the work that goes on here. You can see the result on our YouTube channel here.
Our best community event so far?
Helped by perfect weather, our Mad Hatter’s tea party attracted upwards of 1,000 visitors. Our thanks to the Queen of Hearts (Suzi Hithersay), the Mad Hatter (Paul Black), to the many volunteers who helped and to everyone else for turning up to make this a wonderful community event and show the world what a great place Greenhill is to live. Special thanks to Louise Haigh for judging the fancy dress and for supporting the event from her community fund, to Andy at S17 for scones, jam and cream, to Tescos for the jammy biscuits, and to the mums and dads who put so much effort into fancy dress for their kids (and in a few cases, themselves). Please see our photo gallery for more pictures.
Groups can hire the library space at times outside our public opening hours. Details of the terms and conditions can be downloaded here (PDF).
Clive Opie is running regular chatterbooks sessions on Monday afternoons from 3.30 to 4.30 during school term-times. If anyone is interested in their children or grandchildren joining the group we would be pleased to see them — even if just for a trial period. To sign up please email chatterbooks@ greenhill-library.org
By providing a range of activities such as reading stories, discussing books that have been read, doing quizzes, making various thing and producing displays, Chatterbooks aims to be a fun place for all. It’s completely free but there is an age range limit of 8-11 and we do ask parents/carers to stay in the library to help children settle for the first few weeks if they are new to the group. We also add credits to Sheffield Children’s University passports for sessions attended.
We have approximately 3000 donated books available for loan. These are marked with a yellow sticker and you’ll need to check them out (and in) at the reception desk — you cannot use the automatic machines. Your book will be stamped with the return date in the old-fashioned way. You will still need your library card, and the first time you use this service you will be asked to register. Please note that if you’re returning a yellow sticker book you must check it back in at the desk — do not just put it back on the shelf!
Some of our donated books are sold in our in-library book shop. So come along, take a look, and pick up a real bargain. And keep those donations coming! We have an assortment of donated DVDs too.
Greenhill Village History Society
Following the success of the DVD “Growing Up in Greenhill”, a new local history group has been formed. Although the DVD concentrated on the actual village, the group anticipate widening the remit to include adjacent areas e.g.Westwick, Old Greenhill estates, Meadowhead etc. For more information call Lesley Fox on 0114 2377928 or download the full announcement here
Disabled Parking Bay. There is a new reserved parking bay in the lay-by on Reney Road which offers step-free access from your car to the library and should be used in preference to the bay at the bottom of the steps on Hemper Lane.
Get involved! You can get actively involved with the library by joining our volunteer group. Click on the “Volunteering” link for details.
Rent out the Library. You can book the library for your own meetings outside of our normal opening hours. We can accommodate up to about 50 people. If you’re interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Access the library catalogue: You can search the Sheffield Libraries catalog using Sheffield City Council’s website here. If you have a library card and a login PIN you can also renew books and reserve titles. (This does not apply to our “yellow sticker” books.)
Hearing Aid Batteries: If you have an NHS hearing aid you can get replacement batteries from the library. Remember to bring your NHS Hearing Aid battery record book with you.
Jigsaws: We have an assortment of jigsaws available for loan. All we ask is that you return all the pieces, preferably in the same box they came in.
Hopeless with computers? We run sessions for complete beginners every Friday. See the events page for details.