Your Library, Your Community, Your Say

We’re working with the new Local Area Committees to understand how to provide the best possible library services for everyone. 

As life returns to something more like normal, we really want to hear your thoughts on two questions.  Your answers will help us shape library services in your area over the coming months and years. 

Question 1. 
    How could your local library support your well-being? 

Question 2. 
    How could the library help strengthen your community? 
Throughout October there will be various ways you can have your say.  
  • Visit your local library and complete a consultation postcard 
  • Take part in a library activity 
  • Join us for a community  Walk and Talk 
  • Chat with the local library manager
  • Complete the short online questionnaire. 
Have your say online 


Get Creative

Creative Writing Workshop
What does your library mean to you, and your community?  What could it be in the future?
Have your say via creative writing, and delve deeper through creating original poems or prose, exploring community, wellbeing and where the library sits with this. 

Saturday 16th October, Central Library, 10.30am

Sharing poetry
Join fellow poetry lovers to share poems on the theme of libraries, community and wellbeing. Bring along your own or someone else’s poem to share.

Saturday 30th October, Central Library, 10.30am

Details of more workshops coming soon


Half-Term Holidays – 23rd – 31st October 

We really want to know what families want and need from their local library.  Join us for creative family activities over the half -term holidays and help us plan family-centred services at your local library.  

Game City Adventure
Sheffield is Running out of time!  can your repair the clock and save the city?
Central Library will be part of the adventure trail taking place at venues across the city centre during the weekend.

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th October, 10am - 4pm, Central Lending Library
More info

Dreaming the Library of the Future
Join Ignite Imaginations' artists for free family arts workshops during the school holidays. Get creative and dream up your library of the future through short stories and group drawings.

  • Crystal Peaks    Monday 25th October, 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Firth Park          Tuesday 26th October, 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Stocksbridge    Tuesday 26th October, 2pm - 4pm
  • Ecclesall            Friday 29th October, 10.30am - 12.30pm

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Writing Your Community – Family Writing Workshops
Join Writer in Residence Nik Perring, for a fun workshop, writing alongside your friends and family.  Writing doesn’t need to be solitary.  Let’s create something brilliant together.

Taking the people and places that make up your community for inspiration, Nik will help you turn your ideas into fantastic stories or poems… created and shared with your children, your parents, grandparents, friends… 

For families with children of all ages. 
  • Darnall – Monday 25th October, 10.30am - 12 noon
  • Central Children's Library - Monday 25th October, 2pm – 3.30pm 
  • Hillsborough – Wednesday 27th October, 10.30am - 12 noon
  • Highfield -  Friday 29th October, 10.30am - 12 noon
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