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Libraries Unlimited announces their roadmap for reintroducing in-person library services (Updated 11th May 2021)

Posted on 11 May 2021

Libraries Unlimited announces the roadmap for reintroducing in-person library services, based on the 4-step plan set out by the government.  Throughout the pandemic our focus has been keeping customers, staff and volunteers safe and this will be our continued focus over the coming months. Library services currently available at your local library are: Book browsing … Continue reading

Libraries Unlimited launches Arts Award Discover at Home

Posted on 04 May 2021

Libraries Unlimited has launched Arts Award Discover at Home, an on-line resource of activities made by South West artists aimed at children aged 11 and under (or anyone under 25 with additional needs). Arts Award Discover, is the first level of Arts Award, a set of awards for children and young people that gets them … Continue reading

Dementia action across Libraries Unlimited

Posted on 27 Apr 2021

Zoom socials, craft, cooking, films and singing welcome those with dementia and carers The most ambitious programme of library events ever launched to bring people with dementia and their carers together with their community, is being rolled out across Devon and Torbay for Dementia Action Week (17th – 23rd May 2021). The fact that the … Continue reading

Announcing the programme of Word Online – a virtual tour of diverse voices in South West Libraries

Posted on 19 Apr 2021

Launched on 15th April with a reading by acclaimed poet, dramatist, performer and designer, Inua Ellams from his debut full collection ‘The Actual, Word Online’ is a virtual live literature tour of libraries, streaming diverse writing talents direct to audiences throughout South West England and beyond. Word Online is a programme by Literature Works in … Continue reading

5KMay – Libraries Unlimited partners with Run For Heroes for new charity challenge

Posted on 12 Apr 2021

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that the smallest things can make the biggest impact and there’s no better example of that than Run for Heroes. That’s the charity which started the infamous 5km running challenge – Run 5, Donate 5, Nominate 5 – during the first lockdown. What started as a plan … Continue reading

Libraries Unlimited announces their roadmap for reintroducing in-person library services (Updated 19th April 2021)

Posted on 01 Apr 2021

Libraries Unlimited announces the roadmap for reintroducing in-person library services, based on the 4-step plan set out by the government.  Throughout the pandemic our focus has been keeping customers, staff and volunteers safe and this will be our continued focus over the coming months. Library services currently available at your local library are: Choose & … Continue reading

New look for Honiton Library – Refurbishment carried out during lockdown

Posted on 31 Mar 2021

A whole new look is awaiting young visitors to Honiton Library when it reopens. Libraries Unlimited has made the most of lockdown to update the inside and exterior of the building in New Street, with particular emphasis on the children’s section. As well as new signs outside the building – which people can already see … Continue reading

Libraries reflect on a year since first lockdown

Posted on 22 Mar 2021

It’s been the year when libraries have shown how important to their communities they really are. We had to act swiftly on 23rd March 2020 and close all our 54 buildings around Devon and Torbay. Our mobile libraries were taken off the road, and home library services were immediately halted. But what appeared to be … Continue reading

Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts backs wellbeing programme being rolled out across Devon and Torbay

Posted on 17 Mar 2021

National Reading Agency ‘Read Talk Share’ campaign reaches out to those suffering in the wake of covid The Girls Aloud singer and mental health campaigner Nicola Roberts has given her backing to a campaign being rolled out across Devon and Torbay Libraries. Nicola has leant her support to the Reading Agency’s ‘Read, Talk, Share’ campaign. … Continue reading

Library launches community food project in Tavistock

Posted on 02 Mar 2021

Tavy Fridge will combat food waste and give to those in need An innovative community project to help tackle food waste in Tavistock has been launched by the town’s library. The Tavy Fridge has seen a large fridge and shelves installed in the library at The Quay, which will hold food donated by the community … Continue reading

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