Where you can stay warm in Rotherham

LIBRARIES and Clifton Park Museum are at the heart of Rotherham Council’s “warm bank” offer this winter.

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

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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

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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.”

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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.

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