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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

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

FabLab volunteer presented with Points of Light Award

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Last week at Exeter Library, Rob Wilson MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary for Civil Society, awarded our FabLab volunteer, Nigel FitzHugh, a Points of Light award on behalf of Prime Minister, Theresa May. Nigel was selected by the Prime Minister as an outstanding volunteer for his commitment to teaching design and technology to local inventors, … Continue reading

World Book Day celebrations in Devon

Posted on 02 Mar 2017

Blog by Kate Mackenzie, Service Development Manager There are many occasions in the calendar that we celebrate in libraries – Roald Dahl Day, Harry Potter Night, National Poetry Day, and Shakespeare Week to name a few, but none that get us all quite as excited as World Book Day. Each year, on the first Thursday … Continue reading

Meet Fairtrade farmers at Exeter Library’s Fairtrade Fortunes event

Posted on 24 Feb 2017

Exeter Library’s Business and Intellectual Property (IP) Centre is offering people the chance to meet two Fairtrade farmers from Ghana and a local jeweller at its Fairtrade Fortunes event on 7th March, as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. Cocoa producers Isaac Baidoo and Veronica Mintah from Kuapa Kokoo, a cocoa farmers’ co-operative, will be talking about … Continue reading

A statement from Libraries Unlimited

Posted on 23 Feb 2017

A spokesperson for Libraries Unlimited said: “We can confirm that, in light of the need to make savings of £1.5 million by the end of 2017/18 as part of the contract with Devon County Council, our Board of trustees have approved recommendations to withdraw enhanced pay for weekend working. The changes to enhanced pay come … Continue reading

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