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MyLibrary hackathon

Posted on 16 Jan 2019

Libraries have always been democratic spaces, open to and used by everyone, but there’s more that can be done to ensure that our libraries are truly accessible and welcoming to all.Exeter Library Hackathon

We are excited to invite disabled, Deaf and non-disabled artists, thinkers, technologists, and arts and tech lovers to a 2 day hackathon looking at how we can make our libraries the most accessible space possible using arts and technologies.

  • Dates: Day 1 – 16th February 2019, Day 2 – 23rd February 2019
  • Time: 11:00 – 15:00
  • Where: Rougemont Room, Exeter Library (wheelchair accessible)

Lunch and BSL interpretation will be provided.

Over 2 days we will discuss, dream and then scheme, and at the end of it we will provide funding for the strongest ideas to be developed into prototypes. We aim to commission at least one of these prototypes during 2019-2020 to be developed and installed in at least one of our Devon Libraries.

Our dream is evocative, innovative, useable art in our libraries to make them a more useful space for a wide range of users.

To register for a place please click here or call Exeter Library on 01392 407027. A more detailed schedule of the day will be available in due course to all attendees. Personal assistants are of course welcome – we ask that they also book a ticket, to assist with our planning.

If you would like to discuss access/dietary requirements further please contact 01392 407027. There are a small number of free blue badge holder parking spaces outside Exeter Library. We will reimburse public transport and mileage costs for attendees. Please note that spaces are strictly limited.

Arts Council England

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.