12 Mar 2014: Swindon Central Library: More than just a place to read in silence

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Blog by Colin Curtis is Events Officer at Swindon Central Library. For this year’s National Libraries Day here at Swindon we promoted the theme of ‘Discover a New Love in Your Library’ – encouraging the public to come in and experience something new in their library whether it be a free taster for a new […]

 

21 Feb 2014: How Swansea Libraries celebrated National Libraries Day 2014

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Natalie Hudson manages social media for Swansea Library Services. National Libraries Day was another rip-roaring success for Swansea Libraries and was such a moral boost for staff and customers, managers in our 17 branches were overwhelmed by the support shown on the day and the lovely comments that kept flowing in. ‘It was one massive […]

 

20 Feb 2014: A treasure hunt at Bolton Library

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To celebrate National Libraries Day we decided to embrace the originality of our building (which as well as a library, contains a museum and an aquarium) and link books/reading to all our collections, not just the library. We wanted to see children exploring the building and seeing everything we had to offer rather than just […]

 

19 Feb 2014: National Libraries Day at the Wiener Library

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Based at 29 Russell Square, London, The Wiener Library holds Britain’s largest archive relating to the Holocaust and Nazi era. Since we’re usually closed at weekends, we had to think outside the box for our National Libraries Day offering. We decided it was a great opportunity to engage with our online audiences who might not […]

 

18 Feb 2014: Author Kate Maryon talks at Cullompton Library

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In deepest Devon, something really special happened at Cullompton Library on National Libraries Day. Our children met the wonderful author, Kate Maryon, and I believe they will remember her forever.  Kate is a very special person, as anyone who has met her will testify. She radiates calmness, kindness and thoughtfulness and takes a genuine interest […]

 

13 Feb 2014: Harry Potter and the Big Library Takeover – Latymer Upper School

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For National Libraries Day 2014, we decided to join in the Big Library Takeover. The idea (shared on a forum by school librarian and CILIP President, Barbara Band) was to showcase the role of school libraries in promoting reading, literacy and cross-curricular work through one theme, Harry Potter. As it happens, Latymer Upper School is […]

 

7 Feb 2014: Still fighting to protect libraries

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Marylyn Haines Evans from National Federation of Women’s Institutes blogs Tomorrow (February 8) is National Libraries Day. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate all of our libraries, from mobile libraries, to university libraries, local libraries, and national institutions such as the British Library. The WI has been campaigning in support of public libraries since […]

 

7 Feb 2014: Why I Love Our School Library

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Erin is a Year 10 at the Heart of England school. Anyone who knows me knows I spend a lot of time in our school library. As a book lover and a voracious reader, the library is one of my favourite places to be. I love our library for many reasons, one being that it […]

 

7 Feb 2014: Public libraries to get access to online research

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A project to increase access to academic research will see hundreds of thousands of scholarly articles made available on public computers in libraries.

 

6 Feb 2014: Please don’t make the same mistake I did

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Award winning author, Laura Dockrill’s debut children’s book, Darcy Burd ock was published by Random House in 2013 and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Please don’t make the same mistake I did. I signed up to the library the moment I had a utility bill in my hand. I couldn’t wait to get the […]