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Posted on 29 Nov 2023

Our collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eNewspapers will be joining our eMagazines on BorrowBox from January. BorrowBox is the UK’s most popular platform for eBooks and eAudiobooks, with the widest range of content and the most intuitive interface available. This service is completely free and is accessed by signing in with your library membership number … Continue reading

All I want for Christmas is….. free festive fun in my local library!

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Libraries around Devon and Torbay are offering low-cost events, activities and even free gift inspiration this festive season. Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs libraries around the county, is putting on a programme of fun family shows and events to bring people together in its warm welcoming spaces in the run-up to Christmas. The charity … Continue reading

New film celebrates Exeter as a UNESCO City of Literature

Posted on 27 Nov 2023

WHAT: A short film made by local company Preston Street Films showcases Exeter as a UNESCO City of Literature WHEN: Released on Monday, 27th November 2023 WHO: Exeter City of Literature and its Partnership Network members The Exeter City of Literature charity has released a new short film to celebrate Exeter’s status as a UNESCO-designated City of Literature. … Continue reading

Low-cost cinema screenings across libraries this November

Posted on 02 Nov 2023

A chance to cosy up and enjoy a low-cost cinema experience is on offer at libraries throughout Devon and Torbay this autumn. The latest ‘Films at the Library’ programme will run from Wednesday 8th – Wednesday 29th November. It’s the fourth time in two years that Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs libraries across the … Continue reading

Explore ‘A Better Tomorrow’ at libraries

Posted on 31 Oct 2023

Libraries are looking to the future in Libraries Unlimited’s third season of exciting events in Devon and Torbay this winter The charity secured a £720,369 grant from Arts Council England in 2022 to boost its thriving programme of music, films, workshops, and high-quality community events between 2023 and 2026. Two seasons – ‘Pride of Place’ … Continue reading

New design for children’s library in Exeter

Posted on 23 Oct 2023

Plans for a new children’s library in Exeter have been announced by Libraries Unlimited and Building Greater Exeter – and children and young people are being asked to help design it. Work will begin next year, with support from Building Greater Exeter to create a modern, innovative, and inclusive space for children and families. The … Continue reading

Sing, dance, and make a noise this half term!

Posted on 19 Oct 2023

Fancy an energetic sing-along with live music and percussion? Torrington Library’s Big Silly Singalong at the end of October (Saturday 28th October, 10.30am) promises a morning of family fun – and costs just £2. Libraries Unlimited, the charity which runs libraries in Devon and Torbay, is staging the event as a low-cost half-term highlight for … Continue reading

Paignton’s got talent!

Posted on 18 Oct 2023

Fancy a Halloween fancy dress night of fun and performance? Young people from Paignton will be showing off their music, singing and theatre talents in the town’s library at a special Halloween Open Mic and Scratch Night on Saturday 28th October from 7pm. The event will also feature a chance to have a go at … Continue reading

You can give a million free books for Christmas!

Posted on 17 Oct 2023

Free Christmas library membership gift cards that open up access to a million books and other no-cost library facilities are being offered across Devon and Torbay this festive season. Libraries Unlimited is packaging up 5,000 free library memberships in specially-designed Christmas cards – and anyone can take one from their local library to give as … Continue reading

Louisa Adjoa Parker to share the power of poetry at Paignton Library

Posted on 16 Oct 2023

Writer and poet Louisa Adjoa Parker is coming to Paignton Library to support and inspire aspiring Torbay writers. Louisa is a writer and poet of English-Ghanaian heritage who lives in southwest England. Her first poetry collections were published by Cinnamon Press, and her third, How to wear a skin, was published by Indigo Dreams. Her … Continue reading

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