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Historic Moretonhampstead Library building gets a vital roof refit

Posted on 20 May 2022

Moretonhampstead Library is currently closed for vital repair work to its roof. The historic library building in Fore Street, which is run by Devon-based charity Libraries Unlimited, closed its doors from Tuesday 1st March. Extensive repairs to the roof will be carried out including new tiles and lead, as well as work on the dormer … Continue reading

Only library book to survive Exeter Blitz goes on display for 80th anniversary

Posted on 03 May 2022

Original Exeter Library destroyed during the bombings on May 4th 1942. A poignant remnant of Exeter’s WW2 Blitz is being put on display at the city’s library to mark the 80th anniversary of the bombing. The only book to survive when the library was destroyed by fire in an air raid on May 4th 1942 … Continue reading

Young Devon writers and illustrators impress judges in expert-led masterclass competitions

Posted on 25 Apr 2022

Ten talented young writers and illustrators have won publication, mentoring and prizes in the recent What if YOU Spoke? masterclass competitions from the Evolve programme at Libraries Unlimited. What if YOU spoke? is a series of free online masterclasses in writing and illustration. Among the masterclass tutors are literary prize winners, published authors, award-winning illustrators, … Continue reading

New mobile library connects rural communities in the South Hams and West Devon

Posted on 21 Apr 2022

Libraries Unlimited upgrades its mobile fleet. A new mobile library bringing books to rural communities has launched this year. Libraries Unlimited bought the vehicle with the help of Devon County Council, and launched a successful fundraising campaign to refurbish it. Now the mobile library will make 80 stops around the South Hams and West Devon … Continue reading

Winners announced in The Secret Book Quest prize draw

Posted on 14 Apr 2022

Ten avid young readers from across Devon and Torbay have won prizes after successfully completing The Secret Book Quest at their local library. The Secret Book Quest is an exciting new reading challenge for kids aged 5+. After signing up at the library, children work through their Secret Book Quest booklet, collecting stickers along the … Continue reading

We’re making some changes to our social media

Posted on 08 Apr 2022

On Monday 25th April, we will be closing our Devon Libraries and Torbay Libraries Facebook and Twitter accounts. This change will help us make better use of our resources and enable us to continue to deliver great content and regular library updates via our Libraries Unlimited social accounts. There will be no change to individual … Continue reading

Tell us what you think! Customer survey and prize draw

Posted on 28 Mar 2022

We’ve launched our Customer Survey to find out what people love about our libraries, what we could do better and what people would like from us in the future. Complete the survey here: https://bit.ly/3Gwt8aw Your opinions are important to us and can help shape the services we provide. This survey should take around 10 minutes to complete … Continue reading

Popular escape room experience comes to Paignton Library

Posted on 22 Mar 2022

Six people, ten books, sixty minutes, one mystery… Can you solve it?  Book now for The Lost Librarian and test your puzzle-solving abilities! Following a sold out run at Exeter Library last year, the escape room experience will be visiting Paignton Library from Monday 4th – Saturday 23rd April. The Lost Librarian is a ground-breaking … Continue reading

Poetry festival brings communities together at Exeter libraries

Posted on 16 Mar 2022

Libraries Unlimited hosts Herstory Festival. The unfinished fight for women’s rights in the UK is being marked with a festival of poetry and performance across Exeter’s area libraries later this month. The Herstory Festival brings together poets, activists, librarians, curators and communities on Wednesday 30th March. The event is FREE and can be enjoyed at … Continue reading

Seaton Library get a face lift

Posted on 04 Mar 2022

Brand new look and a new business centre for Seaton Library Seaton Library is closing for three weeks to undergo a full makeover. Popular Seaton Library, which is run by charity Libraries Unlimited, loans out 35,000 books a year. As part of the makeover, a new Business and IP Centre (BIPC) is being installed to … Continue reading

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