Welcome to Park Library

 

Opening Hours –  Monday 1 pm – 6 pm, Tuesday – Closed, Wednesday 10 am – 7.30 pm, Thursday – Closed, Friday 10 am – 5.30 pm, Saturday/Sunday – Closed

 

Serving the Park, Granville, Wybourn and Norfolk Park area of the city, Park Library is run by Park Community Action (PCA) as a volunteer led library.  It is one of five co-delivered libraries, a partnership with Sheffield City Council.

PCA’s vision is transforming the Park Centre into a vibrant landmark of learning, performance and service that will unify and re-invigorate the community it serves, especially for young people

The library is an essential part of a growing cluster of services provided at Park Centre.  Park Centre operates in the previous public baths building and the library.  Manor & Castle Development Trust leases the whole building from the City Council.  Within the Centre, PCA provide and support a wide range of community services, including the library.  PCA wants Park Centre to be an active community hub for the whole area.

Volunteers

A team of around 50 volunteers from the local community now run the library.  They are managed by Tracy Brown, the volunteer co-ordinator at the Centre.  We are always on the look out for more – more details)

Services

The local community is really appreciative that the volunteer library service continues the full range of library services previously provided by the Council.  Work with children is a particular priority.  Links with local schools are strong with visits by all local primary schools.  This has made local children more familiar with the library and what they can do there.  The volunteer staff support the library in many different ways and are always exploring new ideas to encourage and make full use of the library

    

The library offers space to read, work or just chill out.  It can be used free of charge by everyone.

Access to IT

Another Key provision is IT.  For an area where access to computers is limited, the Peoples Network terminals offer free access to the Internet and other resources.  As Park Centre develops, the library will form an essential part of its offer. 

Park Centre Facilities

The Centre already provides Horton Hall (a community hall for hire), a community café, youth activities and a variety of other community led activity

such as the Pantry Project providing low cost groceries to local families in need.

The library is fully accessible for disabled people.

Park Library is on a key bus route between the City Centre and Manor Top.