National Libraries Day will be back on Saturday 6 February 2016, celebrating libraries, library staff and their communities all over the UK. This year’s campaign aims to get more public libraries involved than ever before, showcasing what libraries have to offer for all different needs and interests, with ideas to attract as many visitors as … Read more
Sleeping in the library goes legit Aug 4, 2015
Sleeping in the academic library is going properly mainstream – with the introduction of ‘sleeping pods’ for stressed students facing exams who have pulled all-nighters, or who need a time-out to refresh their overloaded brains.
Public libraries are making an ‘invaluable contribution’ to children’s reading according to two of the country’s largest reader development organisations.
Could libraries outlast the Internet? Jul 14, 2015
Libraries have a great future, according to the head of the UK’s national institution – arguably brighter than more recent inventions like the Internet.
A passionate reader since childhood, Freya North is the award-winning author of 14 best-selling novels, the most recent of which – The Turning Point – was published this summer.
The next National Libraries Day may be months away, but it’s never too early to be thinking about the events you might organise for it – and we’ve published a new resource to help you do it – an ideas guide to give you a head start on your planning.
National Libraries Day was celebrated by thousands of people across the country – and many of them used social media to capture and share what they were up to and what libraries mean to them. Here’s a selection of what they posted to Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and Vine.
More than 700 events make #NLD15 a great success May 1, 2015
NLD15 carried on the tradition of previous years with events the length and breadth of the UK – with more than 700 entries on our Google Map of events it was clear that, wherever you were in the country, there was something going on near you.
originally published by on 16th February 2015 on Newsam News, the Newsam Library & Archives blog. Founded in 1902 as a teacher training college in London, today’s UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-class research and teaching institute whose mission is rooted in commitment to social justice. As the world’s premier school of education, with academics and alumni … Read more
Libraries contribute enormously to our wellbeing, and libraries in Hindley and Leigh are playing a vital role in Wigan Council’s aims to make Wigan a dementia friendly community. With funding obtained from the council’s Dementia Friendly Communities Project, the libraries run ‘Contented Dementia Sessions’ for local people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy … Read more