Summer Reading Challenge 2019

posted 29 Jun 2019, 08:37 by David Chinchen

This starts on Saturday 13 July and this year's theme is Space Chase. The Challenge is for children aged 4-11yrs to read six books in the six weeks of the summer holidays. This year we have purchased all the recommended titles from the Reading Agency list (71 books). You can borrow and read any book in the library to complete the Challenge. If you borrow the recommended reads please return then as soon as possible so that others can enjoy them. We do hope that families will support this initiative which is intended to help develop that life-long love of discovery through reading that is so important for us all.

Broomhill Festival - Litter Pick!

posted 12 Jun 2019, 01:15 by Judith Pitchforth

Meet at the library on Saturday 15th June at 11.00am and help to keep Broomhill free from litter. If you have gardening gloves, please bring them. All other equipment supplied. Bring your family and friends - the more the merrier. Please see the attached poster for full details.

Broomhill Festival: Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd June

posted 11 Jun 2019, 11:02 by Judith Pitchforth   [ updated 11 Jun 2019, 11:04 ]

It's back again - The Broomhill local history walk is happening in the Festival week.
Join Eilis and Judith as they walk and talk about the history of the Sheffield Girls' School, Rutland Park and Ash Grove. Find out about the school, the houses and people who lived in them in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. There are three opportunities to join in - just turn up.
£5 per person.

Monday 17th and Wednesday 19th - meet from 6.45 for a prompt start at 7pm; Saturday 22nd meet at 1.45 for a prompt start at 2pm, in the car park of the Sheffield Girls' School.

This year we are raising funds for the Broomhill Community Trust - to improve the facilities in the library and to create a community hub with access for all.
Check the Festival website - for full details of all events, or pick up a brochure in the library and local shops

Broomhill Festival 14 to 23 June - Children's events at the Library

posted 11 Jun 2019, 10:53 by Judith Pitchforth   [ updated 11 Jun 2019, 11:07 ]

There are lots of children's events at the Library for the Festival - with a space theme this year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. All events can be prebooked by calling in at the library or ringing - 0114 273 4756
Friday 14th 4.00 - 5.15pm Art & Craft - Space Creations. For 6 to 10 year olds. £2 per child. 15 places available.
Monday 17th 2.00 - 3.00pm Festival Storytime - Over the Moon - for 2 to 4 year olds  - children £2 (with adult). 20 places available.
Tuesday 18th 10.00 - 11.00am Broomhill Music at Babytime for toddlers/babies - -£3 per child. 20 places available.
Wednesday 19th 4.00 - 5.15pm Festival Chatterbooks - Into space! For 6 to 10 year olds. £2 per child. 15 places available.
Friday 21st 4.00 - 5.15pm Art & Craft - Space Creations. For 6 to 10 year olds. £2 per child. 15 places available.
Saturday 22nd 2.00 - 3.00pm Knock, knock, alien - who's at your door? Join award winning writer Caryl Hart on an inter-stellar adventure! Child + adult £3, additional adult £3. 30 places available.

All raising funds for Broomhill Community Trust - help us to improve the facilities in the Library and to create a community hub with access for all.

Please sponsor Sarah!

posted 1 Apr 2019, 11:59 by Judith Pitchforth

Sarah Keen, a regular user of our library, is hoping to raise funds for Broomhill Library by running the Sheffield half-marathon on Sunday 14 April. Funds raised will be used for the purchase of new books and toys for the Children’s Library. 

Sarah has created a justgiving page and we will be publicising this widely. As of 30 March £213.00 has been pledged against the target to raise £300.00. Please circulate this to family, friends and neighbours if you are able. Our thanks to Sarah for choosing Broomhill Library as the beneficiary of her commendable effort to prepare for and run in this race. You can donate by following this link:

Chair's report from the 2019 AGM

posted 14 Mar 2019, 12:13 by Judith Pitchforth

The AGM took place on Saturday 9th March. The minutes will be available shortly, but in the interim the Chair's report is below, so that you can read about our progress over the past year and the exciting developments that are in the pipeline.

Festive week 10th to 19th December - see posters for further details!

posted 7 Dec 2018, 08:09 by Judith Pitchforth   [ updated 26 Jan 2019, 08:55 ]

Tuesday 11th December from 2.30 to 4.00 pm - U3A Ukelele Band. Join us for a Christmas Concert, and sing-a-long! Tea and cake, festive plant sale and mini book sale!

Festive Week for Children - 10th to 19th December - see posters too!

posted 7 Dec 2018, 08:04 by Judith Pitchforth   [ updated 7 Dec 2018, 08:15 ]

Lots of fun activities! (posters in Ukelele post!!)
Monday 10th December - Storytime from 2.00 to 3.00 pm for children 2 to 4 years - Christmas Trees
Tuesday 11th December - Babytime (0 to 2 years) from 10.00 - 11.00 am with Broomhill Music
Wednesday 12th December - Chatterbooks from 4.00 - 5.00 pm
Friday 14th December - Arts & Crafts from 4.00 - 5.00 pm - Christmas Creations!
Monday 17th December - Storytime from 2.00 - 3.00 pm for children 2 to 4 years - Rudolph & Father Christmas!
Tuesday 18th December - Babytime (0 to 2 years) from 10.00 - 11.30 am Christmas Party - story, sing, dance and a Special Guest!!
Wednesday 19th December - Christmas Chatterbooks 4.00 to 5.30 pm - Film & Festive Food 

Lydia Monks: Mermaids, Unicorns and Magic - Saturday 1st December!

posted 26 Nov 2018, 02:22 by Judith Pitchforth   [ updated 26 Nov 2018, 02:24 ]

Join author and illustrator Lydia Monks on an exciting adventure with a girl, a bear and some very special new shoes! See mermaids, unicorns and a whole host of glittering characters. Her many sparkling stories come to life before your very eyes as Lydia's live illustration unfolds......
Venue: Here at Broomhill Community Library!    Date: Saturday 1st December    Time: 2.00 to 3.00 pm
Tickets: Family (1 adult + 1 child) £5. Additional adult £3, Additional child £2.

Call the library on 0114 273 4276 to book your place. Tickets are selling out!

August 27th - Bank Holiday

posted 7 Aug 2018, 00:38 by Judith Pitchforth

Broomhill Library will be closed on Monday August 27th and will reopen as usual on Tuesday 28th August.

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