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Introducing Tabitha Witherick, Service Delivery Manager

Posted on 29 Aug 2017

Tabitha Witherick has recently joined Libraries Unlimited as Service Delivery Manager for Torridge, North, Mid and East Devon. Tabitha has worked in libraries for 17 years, most recently in Somerset Libraries as Service Manager – Development and North Somerset as Lead Librarian. She will be working with library teams across the county enabling front-line staff … Continue reading

BBC launches new Weather Watchers Guide at Exeter Library

Posted on 11 Aug 2017

The BBC has launched a new guide for BBC Weather Watchers in partnership with independent think tank Doteveryone and Devon-based charity Libraries Unlimited. At a launch event held at Exeter Library on Thursday 10th August, Bill Thompson and Olivia Lockyer from the BBC’s Make it Digital team unveiled a sixteen-page printed guide, Getting online with … Continue reading

Northam and Appledore summer readers get an extra boost from Asda Community Foundation

Posted on 26 Jul 2017

Asda Community Foundation has supported the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge at Northam and Appledore Library, by donating children’s goodie bags filled with a range of treats. The two libraries, run by Devon-based charity Libraries Unlimited, have been giving out free goodie bags to all children that sign up to this year’s challenge, thanks to a … Continue reading

Exeter’s Real Food Company take over Exeter Library Cafe

Posted on 25 Jul 2017

Exeter’s Real Food Company have taken over the running of the popular cafe at Exeter Library, as they expand their presence within the city. The bustling Exeter Library, which has around 2,000 visitors a day, became home to the Real Food Cafe on Saturday 8th July, providing Library users and city centre shoppers with the … Continue reading

Hundreds of children turn out for the launch of the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge

Posted on 17 Jul 2017

Hundreds of families gathered at Barnstaple Library on Saturday 15th July to celebrate the launch of the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge. Despite the weather, Barnstaple Library, Castle Green and Library Square were packed full of local authors, organisations and exotic animals, plus over 530 children who were the first to sign up to this year’s … Continue reading

Libraries Unlimited say No to hate crime

Posted on 13 Jul 2017

Blog by Emily Macaulay, Centre Manager, Exeter Library It is part of our six core purposes to offer welcoming spaces, and to support people to connect to the wider world. It is perhaps no surprise then that we were pleased to sign Devon’s ‘Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime’ Pledge. Launched by Devon and Cornwall Police … Continue reading

‘Animal Agents’ help to launch the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge

Posted on 05 Jul 2017

Children and families across Devon are invited to meet real-life ‘Animal Agents’ as Devon Libraries launch the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge at Barnstaple Library. The Summer Reading Challenge, run by The Reading Agency in partnership with libraries, encourages children to read six books of their choice during the summer holidays. This year’s Animal Agents themed … Continue reading

Libraries Unlimited launches new scheme to support people living with long term conditions

Posted on 03 Jul 2017

Libraries Unlimited has launched a new series of reading material to support those living with long term health conditions, as part of the Reading Well Books on Prescription programme. At a time when 26 million people in England are living with at least one long term condition[1], Libraries Unlimited has launched the scheme within Devon … Continue reading

Libraries Unlimited introduce arts and culture programme to Devon Libraries after receiving Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation status

Posted on 27 Jun 2017

Libraries Unlimited will introduce a new programme of high-quality arts and cultural activity across Devon Libraries after receiving National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) status from Arts Council England (ACE). As an NPO, the charity is set to host international artists, increase access to pioneering digital facilities, expand its live webcasting programme and partner with leading artists … Continue reading

20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Posted on 22 Jun 2017

To mark the 20th Anniversary of the publication of J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on 26th June, we’ve got unlimited copies of the Philosopher’s Stone eBook, available to all Devon Libraries members. Many people, young and old, will remember reading the first in the series of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. … Continue reading

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