How is your local library service doing?

December 21st, 2012

Are you interested to know how your local library service is performing? New data just released by public auditing body CIPFA has been compilied into comparative profiles for 147 of the 151 library authorities in England.

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Library Poem by Julia Donaldson

February 4th, 2012

Julia Donaldson, Waterstones Children’s Laureate, has written a dedicated poem to celebrate National Libraries Day. Everyone is welcome to walk through the door. It really doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor. There are books in boxes and books on shelves. They’re free for  you  to borrow, so help yourselves. Come and meet your heroes,  … Read more

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Welsh Heritage Minister gives his support for National Libraries Day

February 1st, 2012

Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, has been presented with hundreds of ‘Love your Library’ postcards from Welsh Women’s Institutes. The postcards began with “I Love Libraries because….” and have been filled in by WI members across Wales, sharing their messages about why libraries are important to them. The Chair of the  … Read more

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Put Your Library on the Map this weekend

February 1st, 2012

Smartphone users up and down the country are being encouraged to celebrate UK public libraries by ‘putting their library on the map’ this weekend. ‘Put Your Library on the Map’ is a campaign led by the Collections Trust, with the support of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Society of  … Read more

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Society of Chief Librarians Supports National Libraries Day

January 31st, 2012

The Society of Chief Librarians is the local government organisation working to develop public libraries and promote their value and contribution. SCL is not a campaigning group, but it is a peer support organisation. SCL supports chief librarians and the public library service by providing regional networks for heads of libraries to share best practices  … Read more

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Profile to publish The Library Book In aid of The Reading Agency’s library programmes

January 27th, 2012

In The Library Book, published for National Libraries Day on 4 February, twenty-three of our most outstanding writers describe libraries real or imagined, past, present, and future – why they matter and to whom. They are: Anita Anand, Julian Barnes, Bella Bathurst, Alan Bennett, Michael Brooks, James Brown, Ann Cleeves, Stephen Fry, Seth Godin, Susan  … Read more

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New posters from the Federation of Children’s Book Groups

January 26th, 2012

The Federation of Children’s Book Groups is delighted to announce its support for National Libraries Day on 4 February by releasing two new downloadable posters and running a whole host of events across the UK. The Federation is an official supporter of National Libraries Day, which will be celebrated by a large number of the  … Read more

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WIN a visit to your library from author Neil Griffiths

January 26th, 2012

In celebration and support of National Libraries Day we have teamed up with acclaimed children’s author and storyteller extraordinaire Neil Griffiths to offer an exciting opportunity for your Library to plan a full day of activities with Neil! Neil will be available for a day to work with children, parents and library staff. He will  … Read more

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Press release: Love your libraries on February 4th

January 25th, 2012

PRESS RELEASE Libraries across the UK will be celebrating National Libraries Day on Saturday 4 February 2012 with a range of events for library users and supporters to enjoy. The day is a celebration of the work done in school, college, university, workplace and public libraries to promote learning, literacy and the enjoyment of reading  … Read more

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Great new book bags from The Literary Gift Company

January 24th, 2012

This post is published on behalf of The Literary Gift Company. The Literary Gift Company is delighted to be launching a new range of bags which celebrate our passion for libraries. We are donating 50p to the National Libraries Day campaign for every bag sold*. The bags feature original hand-lettered designs by our artist Geoff  … Read more

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