About visiting us

Join us at your local library to find out how children can become members. You can also find out how to get a class card, and choose books to take back to school to enjoy.

We can offer fun activities and help children become confident library users. We can also keep you up to date about our upcoming events. And of course, we won’t let you leave without enjoying a story or two!

When you can visit

You can request a class visit at the following branches and times.

Library Days and times
Library @ the Lightbox Tuesday afternoons
Thursday mornings
Friday afternoons
Cudworth Library Tuesday mornings (10am to 11.30am only)
Thursday mornings (10am to 11.30am only)
Darfield Library Monday afternoons
Dodworth Library

Monday afternoons (2pm to 3pm only)
Thursday afternoons (2pm to 3pm only)
Friday afternoons (2pm to 3pm only)

Goldthorpe Library Monday afternoons
Wednesday mornings
Grimethorpe Library Tuesday mornings
Hoyland Library Tuesday mornings
Friday mornings
Mapplewell and Staincross Library Monday afternoons
Penistone Library Monday afternoons
Roundhouse Library Monday mornings
Monday afternoons
Friday mornings
Friday afternoons
Royston Library Tuesday mornings
Friday afternoons
Thurnscoe Library Tuesday afternoons
Wombwell Library Monday afternoons
Thursday mornings
Worsbrough Library Friday mornings

Request a school class visit

You can request to visit with a class using our online form below.

In the form we'll ask for your first, second and third preferred dates to visit. After submitting your request we'll check the availability. We'll then contact you to confirm the date we've been able to book for your visit. This will usually be within five working days.

If none of your preferred dates are available we'll let you know some alternatives at the branch you've chosen.

Request a school class visit to a library

First Lego League Discover and Explore

Each year, Barnsley Libraries offer a limited number of slots at Library @ The Lightbox and selected branches to host 10 free weekly sessions of Lego Discover and Lego Explore for visiting classes.

Lego Discover

Suitable for classes of children aged 4 to 6 years old and consists of 10 hour long sessions in which children complete STEM activities based on the year’s theme using Duplo bricks. The sessions culminate in a celebration event in week 10, where participants receive trophies and certificates to recognize their participation in the First Lego League.

Lego Explore

Designed for classes of children aged 6 to 9 years old and consists of 10 hour long sessions in which teams complete STEM activities based on the year’s theme using Lego, Lego Spike kits, computers, and basic coding to bring their creations to life. At the end of the series of workshops, each child receives a certificate and a Lego medal.

Find out more

If you'd like your class to be considered for a slot, please contact us with your class size, class year and preferred dates and times, and we will be happy to discuss availability. Email us at: