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Topsham Library opening soon

Posted on 23 May 2017

The temporary Topsham Library is coming together nicely and will be opening its doors over the next few weeks. Staff at the library are working hard to ensure everything is in place before the library opens in its temporary home in the Nelson Close Community Centre. The library will continue to offer all of the usual … Continue reading

Introducing Frances Tout, Service Development Manager for Rural Services

Posted on 10 May 2017

Frances Tout has recently joined the Libraries Unlimited team as Service Development Manager for Rural Services. Her new role will see her working closely with Friends Groups and volunteers, managing mobile library services across the county and working with partners and communities to ensure rural services are meeting the needs of the communities they serve. … Continue reading

Awards, accolades and honours; Libraries Unlimited celebrates first successful year

Posted on 26 Apr 2017

The charity responsible for running Devon’s library services has celebrated its first successful year. Supervisors, centre managers, trustees and management from across the organisation came together at a strategic development day to celebrate the charity’s first birthday. Libraries Unlimited was officially launched on 23rd April last year after being commissioned by Devon County Council to run … Continue reading

Devon Libraries celebrate World Book Night 2017

Posted on 21 Apr 2017

Blog by Kate Mackenzie, Service Development Manager Libraries across Devon are gearing up to celebrate World Book Night with a range of events and a bundle of free books to give away. Run every year on 23rd April by national charity The Reading Agency, World Book Night is committed to reaching the millions of people … Continue reading

Bampton residents celebrate opening of new library

Posted on 06 Apr 2017

Bampton residents and library staff were joined by Julie Dent CBE, Chair of Libraries Unlimited and local MP for Tiverton and Honiton Neil Parish, as they celebrated the successful relocation and official opening of the new Bampton Library on Thursday 6th April. The library moved into its new, spacious and bright location within the Library … Continue reading

Digital making, 3D printing and laser cutting workshops for children and young people at Exeter Library’s FabLab

Posted on 30 Mar 2017

Exeter Library’s FabLab is hosting a programme of hands-on digital making events and workshops, specifically designed for children and young people. The FabLab is an open access community workshop for anyone to turn their ideas into reality. The FabLab, or fabrication laboratory, allows people of any age the opportunity and facilities to invent, research and … Continue reading

English Tourism Week: The Year of Literary Heroes

Posted on 28 Mar 2017

Blog by Cheryl Marshall, Centre Manager, Passmore Edwards Centre To celebrate this year’s English Tourism Week, staff at the Passmore Edwards Centre were pleased to welcome local MP, Anne Marie Morris, the elected Member of Parliament for Newton Abbot. With the theme of 2017’s English Tourism Week being the ‘Year of the Literary Heroes’, Anne … Continue reading

Two Libraries Unlimited libraries shortlisted for RGB Well Built Community Fund

Posted on 24 Mar 2017

Combe Martin and Seaton Libraries, both run by Libraries Unlimited, have been shortlisted for the RGB Well Built Community Fund, with the winner being chosen in a public vote. The initiative is part of RGB’s community fund, giving away £1,000 worth of building materials every other month to different groups and organisations in need of … Continue reading

Libraries Unlimited awarded funds to rollout new library services in North Devon

Posted on 22 Mar 2017

Arts Council England (ACE) has awarded Libraries Unlimited £245,330 as part of the Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation Fund. The funds will enable Libraries Unlimited to develop and implement innovative new library services across rural communities in North Devon and Torridge, offering a range of exciting literacy and digital literacy facilities. Barnstaple Library will be … Continue reading

Bampton Library announces opening date

Posted on 08 Mar 2017

Bampton Library has confirmed it will open the doors to its new library, based in the Library and Resource Centre in the Old Schoolroom, on Monday 20th March. Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for the running of all Devon’s libraries, has also confirmed there will also be an official opening on the morning of Thursday … Continue reading

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