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Announcing Quay Words and Libraries Unlimited shared Writer-in-Residence Tolu Agbelusi

Posted on 21 Jan 2021

Exploring the Stories of Exeter’s Women February and March 2021 Quay Words and Libraries Unlimited are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the acclaimed poet Tolu Agbelusi as our shared writer-in-residence during the months of February and March. Tolu will be running a series of exciting workshops, events and chances to meet-the-writer online, … Continue reading

Libraries – An essential part of local recovery and renewal

Posted on 19 Jan 2021

Libraries – An essential part of local recovery and renewal report October 2020 – January 2021 Libraries Unlimited delivers public libraries across Devon and Torbay, providing a trusted network of community hubs. Our services and programmes connect communities, support wellbeing, secure digital inclusion and access for all, offer learning, exploration and skills, reach children and … Continue reading

Lockdown update: Our Choose & Collect service resumes (Updated 14th January 2021)

Posted on 14 Jan 2021

With cases rising across the country it is vital that Libraries Unlimited support individuals and communities to stay at home to keep themselves and others safe. In early January the Prime Minister announced the current lockdown and updated guidance enables library services across England to make local decisions about delivery of limited services during national … Continue reading

Join the Winter Mini Challenge and become a reading hero! (Updated 19th January 2021)

Posted on 13 Jan 2021

The Winter Mini Challenge encourages children to keep up their reading habits over the winter holidays, with a free-to-access website featuring rewards and incentives for reading and reviewing books. Over the school holidays children can experience a ‘dip’ in reading skills and learning, and due to the disruption to education caused by Covid-19, this year … Continue reading

The A-Z of Wellbeing

Posted on 07 Jan 2021

This January, we want to get people thinking about their wellbeing. This isn’t about making New Year’s resolutions that will only last a week. It’s not about ‘New Year, new you’. It’s not about trying to get you to start yoga, or meditation, or try one of those mindfulness colouring books. All of those things … Continue reading

Library service during lockdown (Updated Tuesday 5th January 2021)

Posted on 05 Jan 2021

Library service during lockdown  Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 4th January, Libraries Unlimited has decided to temporarily close our buildings in Devon and Torbay from the end of Tuesday 5th January.   Libraries Unlimited is committed to the wellbeing of staff, customers and volunteers during the pandemic.    Our Choose & Collect and computer services have been suspended until further … Continue reading

Artists and Curator opportunities with Evolve

Posted on 16 Dec 2020

Arts Award Discover at Home – brief for creative challenges We are seeking 5 Devon-based artists, from a range of artforms, to help us deliver Arts Award (Discover) for children across Devon and Torbay. We plan to deliver Arts Award Discover online via a page on our website. Arts Award Discover, the first level of … Continue reading

Uffculme children invited to try out newly refurbished library in town

Posted on 14 Dec 2020

A special invitation to local children to discover Uffculme’s newly refurbished library has been issued by Libraries Unlimited. The updated library opened on Monday 7th December. As well as new shelving, paintwork and noticeboards in the main library, the children’s area now has upgraded seats and tables and a fresh new look. The library has … Continue reading

Season’s Greeting from Libraries Unlimited

Posted on 10 Dec 2020

Season’s Greetings from Libraries Unlimited We hope you enjoy our festive tale – The Lost Teddy.  When Teddy is left behind in the library during a trip to the library, it looks like he might be spending Christmas alone – not if our library team have anything to do with it! Thank you to all … Continue reading

A statement from Libraries Unlimited

Posted on 09 Dec 2020

As of 7th December 2020, Libraries Unlimited no longer recognises Friends of Appledore Library (FOAL) as a Friends Group of Libraries Unlimited. How Devon and Torbay Libraries and their Friends Groups work together is stipulated in a Friends Guidance Framework. FOAL were given 21 days written notice asking them to confirm that they would adhere … Continue reading

Libraries Unlimited believes…

…in the unlimited potential of library services to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to high quality information and facilities.