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Introducing: Bedroom to Business, 10 Weeks of Free Support for Entrepreneurs

Posted on 12 Aug 2022

You’ve discovered something you love to do, and it has the potential to grow and support you financially. But what is your next epic move? How can you take your passion from the kitchen table or bedroom and turn it into a business? The Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC Devon) is staging a free … Continue reading

Mobile library services back in Torrington after fire

Posted on 10 Aug 2022

Mobile library vehicle on the road from mid August Mobile library services around Torrington will be back on the road again from Thursday 11th August 2022. A replacement library vehicle is being brought in to cover the route, after the previous vehicle was destroyed by fire in the middle of July. Libraries Unlimited Chief Executive … Continue reading

Popular escape room experience comes to Teignmouth Library

Posted on 08 Aug 2022

Ten books, sixty minutes, one mystery… Can you solve it? Book now for The Lost Librarian and test your puzzle-solving abilities! Following sold out runs at Exeter and South Molton libraries, the escape room experience will be visiting Teignmouth Library from Saturday 20th August – Saturday 3rd September. The Lost Librarian is a ground-breaking escape room … Continue reading

Explore the Sid Valley with a free library backpack

Posted on 04 Aug 2022

Free Nature Explorer Backpacks celebrate area’s flora and fauna. Young nature fans are being offered a free kit to help them explore the glorious Sid Valley. Sidmouth Library is offering the Nature Explorer Backpacks as a new initiative to encourage children and families to get out and about in the area. Each backpack contains magnifiers, … Continue reading

Books and bubbles at Moretonhampstead Library

Posted on 28 Jul 2022

Welcome back celebrations after roof repair closure Moretonhampstead Library is reopening after a lengthy period of closure for roof repairs. Customers will be welcomed back to a ‘Books and bubbles’ celebration on Saturday 30th July between 10am and 12noon. Everyone will be treated to a glass of (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) fizz and nibbles when the doors … Continue reading

Lockdown quilt heads off to new home

Posted on 27 Jul 2022

Book-themed craft piece was created over Zoom. A stunning hand-crafted quilt inspired by a love of books has found a new home in Budleigh Salterton. The quilt was created by members of the Exmouth & District University of the Third Age (U3A) during lockdown. It was displayed in libraries around East and Mid Devon and … Continue reading

KiddyCharts – How to encourage kids to read complete with downloadable checklist

Posted on 23 Jul 2022

We have a treat for you today – 14 wonderful ideas to get kids reading over the summer, as part of our reading promotion with KiddyCharts. Don’t forget to enter the KiddyCharts giveaway alongside using this checklist. We want as many kids as we can to be reading and having fun this summer! In order to … Continue reading

Summer STEM activities on offer at local libraries

Posted on 21 Jul 2022

To support this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, we are delighted to be working in partnership with Willmott Dixon to host exciting STEM activities for budding young scientists and engineers! Children aged 6 – 16 will have the opportunity to have a go at building bridges, and to experience virtual reality with VR sets. The activities … Continue reading

Overdue fines removed for under 18s

Posted on 20 Jul 2022

Children and young people will no longer be fined for not returning their library books on time under the new fees and charges drawn up by Libraries Unlimited for 2022 – 23. Any under-18s with outstanding charges will also be able to have them waived.  Anyone under 18 wanting to remove existing fines should speak … Continue reading

New solo exhibition by Ingrid Pollard explores secret histories of Devon

Posted on 19 Jul 2022

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) and talking on corners present Ingrid Pollard: Three Drops of Blood, a new solo exhibition by Ingrid Pollard, 2022 Turner Prize nominee. Commissioned by talking on corners, THG’s new exhibition illustrates the intimacy, care, nuance and technical skill of Pollard’s extensive practice as one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists. This is a very rare opportunity to experience Pollard’s … Continue reading

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