New Books Just In!
The council recently funded the purchase of new books and the first batch have now arrived. A few are shown here. Come and check them out then, er … check them out!
Here’s a chance to own this beautiful quilt for just £1! Measuring 80 by 60 inches, and pieced in glorious autumn colours by beginners from the library quilt group, it has been professionally quilted (see inset) and donated to the library to be raffled to raise funds. There are second and third prizes of £75 and £25 garden centre vouchers kindly donated by Ferndale Garden Centre. Tickets (£1) are on sale at the library and the raffle will be drawn during our Open Gardens event on 2 June.
The library is looking to build its level of community engagement and has opportunities for you to help us. Visit our volunteering page for details.
Our thanks to John Watterson for entertaining us so well on 16 March with the songs of Jake Thackray, plus — specially for us — a rendition of Richard Stilgoe’s “Joyce the Librarian”.
Spring newsletter now available!
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Disabled Parking Bay
There is a 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.
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.