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Libraries Unlimited wins £1,000 Movement for Good Award

Posted on 26 Feb 2024

Libraries Unlimited has been selected to receive a £1,000 donation as part of Benefact Group’s annual Movement for Good Awards, which is giving over £1million away to charities and good causes. Members of the public were invited to nominate good causes and winners, including Libraries Unlimited, were drawn at random. Libraries across Devon support all … Continue reading

After hours party – in Barnstaple Library!

Posted on 21 Feb 2024

Music, a bar, food, games, and a chance to let your creativity run riot is in store at Barnstaple Library when it opens its doors for an after-hours party on Friday 15th March. Barnstaple’s first Library Lates will take over three floors of the library with festival-style fun between 7 and 10pm. Jane Petch, Senior … Continue reading

Libraries, Communities and Democracy

Posted on 06 Feb 2024

Libraries Unlimited has been awarded a grant by the Europe Challenge to deliver an arts project tackling social isolation, loss and grief in North Devon. Braunton Library has been chosen to host this project, as it lies at the heart of its community in North Devon. Communities in North Devon face many barriers such as … Continue reading

All your reads in one place – it’s now time to try to BorrowBox

Posted on 05 Feb 2024

The process of adding our collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eNewspapers to our existing collection of eMagazines on BorrowBox is almost complete. BorrowBox is now the one-stop platform for all your favourite digital reads. BorrowBox is the UK’s most popular platform for eBooks and eAudiobooks, with the widest range of content and the most intuitive interface … Continue reading

Fall in love with films this February

Posted on 24 Jan 2024

Whether it’s a romantic Valentine’s date or just a chance to cosy up and get lost in a good movie, film-lovers are being spoiled for choice with a month of low-cost screenings across libraries. The next season of ‘Films at the Library’ runs throughout February in warm, welcoming community libraries across Devon and Torbay. It’s … Continue reading

Re-use, repair, grow and enjoy – a free day of future-proofing activity and fun at Paignton Library

Posted on 19 Jan 2024

A free day of fun and learning with a sustainability focus is on at Paignton Library on Saturday 3rd February. The ‘Future-proof eco takeover’ offers a busy day of activities for adults and children including: The Big Exchange – bring clothes and bric-a-brac small household items to swap and take some home Repair Café for … Continue reading

Look, choose and book online

Posted on 17 Jan 2024

An easy online booking system for over 100 quality meeting and conference spaces in libraries around Devon and Torbay has been launched by Libraries Unlimited. The charity, which runs libraries across the area, has developed a new platform which gives video tours and shows photos and floorplans of its popular bookable spaces. Ranging in size … Continue reading

Feeling lonely and looking for a winter warmer? Libraries extend their opening hours to beat January blues

Posted on 15 Jan 2024

The post-Christmas slump is being chased away in libraries around Devon and Torbay for the next few weeks with a warm, welcoming programme of events, groups and free hot drinks. The ‘Libraries for Life’ campaign, launched in October, is stepping up until the end of March, a period of time which can be challenging for … Continue reading

Exciting new interactive kids’ reading digital portal unveiled by Libraries Unlimited for 2024

Posted on 11 Jan 2024

Libraries Unlimited’s acclaimed children’s reading programme, ‘The Secret Book Quest’, is being expanded online in 2024 with the talent of actress and voiceover artist Jo Pickard. The charity, which runs libraries around Devon and Torbay, launched The Secret Book Quest in 2021 with a free sticker book and prizes for children to collect in-person in … Continue reading

Trio of 100-year-old readers still love their books from Torquay Library!

Posted on 05 Jan 2024

Three regular Torquay Library customers enjoyed their 100th birthdays in 2023 – and are still voracious readers. The three female library members now have their books delivered through the Books on Wheels and Good Neighbours schemes offered by Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs libraries in Devon and Torbay. One of the trio, Alice Russell, … Continue reading

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