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21 Dec 2012: How is your local library service doing?
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.
12 Dec 2012: NLD13 Blog: Why should libraries have a special day?
In the run-up to National Libraries Day 2013 we have asked a whole host of writers, authors, politicians campaigners and celebrities to share their love of all things libraries. Next up is Ian Anstice. Ian is the man behind Public Libraries News (www.publiclibrariesnews.com), the website that chronicles all media coverage on public libraries. He is also a [...]
10 Dec 2012: NLD13 Blog: Happy Birthday Melvil Dewey
In the run-up to National Libraries Day 2013 we have asked a whole host of writers, authors, politicans, campaigners and celebrities to share their love of all things libraries. First in our series is biographer, lecturer and journalist, Anne Sebba. Anne is the author of eight non-fiction books for adults, most recently That Woman (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011), a biography [...]
National Libraries Day, a culmination of a week’s worth of celebrations in school, college, university, workplace and public libraries across the UK, will take place on Saturday 09 February 2013. In 2012 over 400 events took place in libraries across the country, including author visits, live music performances, book clubs, family history days, stand up [...]
The National Libraries Day Steering Group is asking the public how they would like to see the unique role of libraries and librarians celebrated. National Libraries Day took place on Saturday 04 February 2012 with over 400 events taking place in public libraries across the UK. Early consultation has shown that there is a great [...]
4 Feb 2012: Library Poem by Julia Donaldson
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, [...]
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 [...]
1 Feb 2012: Put Your Library on the Map this weekend
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]