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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

Council consults on ways to improve library services to rural and isolated communities

Posted on 19 Jun 2018

Devon’s libraries attracted 2.7 million visits and welcomed over 135,000 regular library users last year. Devon County Council and charity Libraries Unlimited, which is commissioned to run Devon’s libraries, says the high visitor numbers are a reflection of the broad range of services that appeal to a variety of audiences. But while the diversity of … Continue reading

Libraries Unlimited launches ‘Reading Well for mental health’ with titles by Matt Haig, Sathnam Sanghera and Ruby Wax

Posted on 05 Jun 2018

“Initiatives like this make people with mental health conditions and their carers feel less lonely.” Sathnam Sanghera (Reading Well author, The Boy with the Topknot) Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs Devon and Torbay’s library services, has today launched its new mental health reading initiative, in line with the national launch held in London. The … Continue reading

Devon and Torbay Libraries get ready for a summer of Mischief Makers

Posted on 24 May 2018

Devon and Torbay Libraries are excited to be working with The Reading Agency and the Beano to bring you Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018. The Beano celebrate their 80th anniversary year and have created a map of Beanotown for children to explore and find the mysterious buried treasure in order to become ultimate mischief … Continue reading

Exeter Library collaborates with the University of Exeter on exciting new project

Posted on 10 May 2018

Exeter Library is excited to be working with the University of Exeter’s Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environmental Health (WCCEH) on a collaborative project in facilitating ways for younger people and their carers to tell stories about their lives and the ways they would like to use and shape spaces such as the library’s FabLab … Continue reading

New Creative Director to lead arts and cultural programme in Devon’s libraries

Posted on 26 Apr 2018

Libraries Unlimited has appointed internationally renowned artist and storyteller Daniel Clark to lead its exciting new programme of arts and cultural events across Devon’s libraries. Daniel, who is based in Totnes, has extensive experience making, commissioning and programming innovative artworks. His previous roles have seen him working on creative projects across the UK and internationally, … Continue reading

Libraries Unlimited Gender Pay Gap as at 5th April 2017

Posted on 04 Apr 2018

As of April 2018, all organisations that employ more than 250 staff are legally required to comply with the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 and publish Gender Pay Gap (GPG) reporting information for its workforce on an annual basis using data collected on 5th April 2017. All organisations must analyse … Continue reading

New chapter for Torbay Libraries

Posted on 03 Apr 2018

Torbay Libraries are entering into an exciting new chapter as Devon-based charity Libraries Unlimited takes to the helm to run all four libraries on behalf of Torbay Council. As of April 2018, Libraries Unlimited is responsible for running the libraries in Torquay, Brixham, Paignton and Churston through a five-year contract with the Council. Torbay Council … Continue reading

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