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Libraries…everyone’s cup of tea

Posted on 04 Oct 2018

Libraries Week takes place between the 8–13 October to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries. This year, with a focus on well-being, libraries across the country will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health. Devon and Torbay Libraries will be hosting … Continue reading

Devon and Torbay Libraries gear up for a weekend of action with Fun Palaces 2018

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Libraries across the county are gearing up for an action-packed weekend full of fun and frolics, with the annual Fun Palaces celebrations. Fun Palaces is a free, nationwide campaign taking place on 6th and 7th October 2018. Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon and Torbay Libraries is committed to providing culture for all, … Continue reading

Devon’s library service named one of Nesta’s national New Radicals

Posted on 17 Sep 2018

Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon and Torbay’s library service, has been named as one of the 50 most radical thinking individuals and organisations changing the UK for the better. New Radicals is a search led by Nesta (the innovation foundation) and The Observer to find the top people, projects and organisations offering … Continue reading

Popular Teignmouth eatery takes over the running of Newton Abbot’s library café

Posted on 12 Sep 2018

The café at Newton Abbot Library has been taken over by a well-known fine dining restaurant in nearby Teignmouth, and reopened its doors for the first time on Friday 7th September. The Owl and the Pussycat Restaurant has been a top dining destination in Teignmouth for 11 years and will now run The Coffee House … Continue reading

Discover. Create. Explore – artist call out

Posted on 29 Aug 2018

Libraries Unlimited is an independent staff and community owned charity, launched in April 2016. We run 54 libraries across Devon and Torbay, four mobile libraries and a range of other services including; two FabLabs, two Business and Intellectual Property Centres and three prison libraries. Our libraries serve communities across Devon and Torbay, providing access to … Continue reading

“Knowledge is power” says new South Molton Library Supervisor

Posted on 23 Aug 2018

South Molton Library has recently appointed a new library supervisor from within its dedicated team. Jane Petch, has taken on the management and day to day running of the Devon Libraries site. Jane, originally from South East London, settled just outside South Molton over 20 years ago, with her husband and two children and has … Continue reading

Libraries Unlimited seeks new Chair with a passion and vision for libraries

Posted on 21 Aug 2018

Libraries Unlimited, the Devon-based charity responsible for running Devon and Torbay’s library services, is looking for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees. The charity has been led by Chair Julie Dent CBE since ‘spinning out’ of the local authority to become an independent organisation.  Julie has significant professional experience of managing and leading … Continue reading

School’s out, sun’s out, books out – hopes for a sizzling Summer Reading Challenge as hundreds of children sign up

Posted on 19 Jul 2018

A packed programme of events to encourage children to pack books along with snacks and sunscreen for all their summer activities has been launched across Devon and Torbay.  The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 has officially started across the 54 libraries in Devon and Torbay with well over 600 participants signed up on the first day. … Continue reading

#LoveLibraries – Celebrating our libraries and the people we serve

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At Libraries Unlimited we are incredibly proud of the difference we make to people’s lives on a daily basis. From buzzing bounce and rhyme sessions where parents and carers come together with their little ones, one to one IT sessions for those that aren’t confident with technology, creative workshops for children and young people to … Continue reading

Brand new Topsham Library opens its doors in Nancy Potter House Community Hub, alongside The Estuary League of Friends

Posted on 05 Jul 2018

Topsham Library, run by Devon-based charity Libraries Unlimited, has moved to Topsham’s brand new community hub, Nancy Potter House, alongside The Estuary League of Friends. The multipurpose community hub, built by The Estuary League of Friends, will offer a wide range of services and activities for the local community, including the contemporary new library, a … Continue reading

Libraries Unlimited believes…

…in the unlimited potential of library services to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to high quality information and facilities.