Find your favourite book this Christmas

Published Wednesday, 14th December 2016
Councillor Taiba Yasseen reading a book by Jojo Moyes in Riverside Library
Cllr Taiba Yasseen reading a book by Jojo Moyes in Riverside Library.

The Christmas holidays are the perfect time for residents to loan a book from Rotherham Libraries.

There is a huge selection of books at Rotherham Libraries with around 70,000 books in stock. Having a holiday is the ideal opportunity to sit back, relax and be transported into the captivating world of books.

Some of the benefits of reading include mental stimulation, stress reduction, increased knowledge, vocabulary extension, memory improvement, stronger analytical thinking skills, improved focus and concentration, better writing skills, tranquillity and it’s also FREE entertainment.

The most popular authors at Rotherham Libraries are James Patterson, Lee Child, J.K. Rowling, Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson, David Walliams, John Green, Suzanne Collins and Cassandra Clare. There are also many other authors in stock too!

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Cultural Services, Cllr Taiba Yasseen encouraged Rotherham residents to join and use the Library facilities over Christmas and discover a huge range of books, e-Books, e-Audiobooks and e-Magazine resources.

She said: “Rotherham Libraries have a wide variety on offer, including different types of authors and genres of books from romantic novels, crime thrillers, gardening or recipe books to interesting biographies. It also has large stocks of DVD’s, CD’s and e-Books, e-Audiobooks and e-Magazine resources which residents can use.

“Reading is a great way to unwind and have a relaxing time or be captivated by a stimulating story, as I hope to be over the Christmas holiday. More information about membership, the extensive stock of books and other facilities can be found on the Rotherham Libraries webpage.”

Did you know Rotherham Libraries have:

  • Over 250,000 items available for loan (books, spoken word, DVDs etc...)
  • Free e-Books, e-Magazines and e-AudioBooks
  • A new online resource: Ziptales, aimed at children, their parents and teachers
  • Over 40 Readers Groups, meeting in libraries, cafés, pubs and houses
  • Our youngest e-Book borrower (with help from mum and dad, of course) is 2… our oldest is 92!

If you’re not already a member of Rotherham Libraries, simply go online at:

Go to the Rotherham Libraries webpage