Where you can stay warm in Rotherham
The aim is to provide a welcoming and social environment for people struggling to heat their homes.
RMBC said libraries would always provide such a service. These include:
Aston: Board games Wednesdays, 5-6.45pm
Brinsworth: Retro board games Thursdays, 11am-noon
Dinnington: Jigsaws and board games Fridays 4-6.45pm
Greasbrough: Board games Thursdays 4-6.45pm
Kiveton: Board games Thursdays 4-6.15pm
Maltby: Jigsaws and board games Thursdays 4-6.45pm
Mowbray: board games Mondays 5-6.30pm
Rawmarsh: Crosswords, word searches, sudoku and colouring books for adults, chess and dominoes Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 2-5.15pm, Fridays 2-4.45pm
Riverside: Drop-in coffee and catch-up Mondays 5-6.30pm
Swinton: Coffee and chat with crosswords, sudoku, colouring sheets and activities for the younger ones Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 10am-noon. Lego club on Saturdays 10am-noon.
Wath: Jigsaws and board games Thursdays 4-6.45pm
Wickersley: Puzzles and games clubs and Lego/Duplo on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-6.45pm
Thurcroft: Scrabble club and coffee afternoon on Mondays 4.30-6.30pm
Thorpe Hesley: Warm café with Lego club and mindful crafts on Mondays 2-4pm
Kimberworth: Coffee and chat with jigsaws and colouring activities on Thursdays 3-6.30pm.
Cllr David Sheppard, RMBC cabinet member for social inclusion, said: “Libraries offer residents a range of free and entertaining activities across the year, all of which are perfect for children and young people, as well as adults and older people.
“They are also brilliant places to meet new friends and for you to be involved in your community, so please, get involved in the Warm Welcome this winter and make the most of the services available to you.”
The museum will light the range fire to create a warm and inviting space in the Walker Kitchen every Friday.
Other events there — from 10am to noon — include:
An Introduction to Family History, tomorrow, January 6 and February 3
Mindfulness colouring, relaxing music for adults, December 15 and January 12.
Find more listings at www.warmwelcome.uk.