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New era for Bovey Tracey Library as it moves to Riverside Community Centre

Posted on 20 Oct 2020

An exciting new era for Bovey Tracey Library begins next month, when it will be moved to a brand new building, allowing it to provide a more enhanced service for the local community. The library will close at 4pm on Thursday 29th October and reopen on Thursday 12th November 2020. The facility will be moved … Continue reading

Libraries play an essential part in local recovery and renewal

Posted on 01 Oct 2020

The role that libraries play in supporting local communities is numerous and varied. In the challenging times of the last few months when our buildings have been closed to the public we have found new ways of connecting with people, and the services we provide digitally have grown considerably. The period of lock-down has been … Continue reading

Black History Month 2020

Posted on 30 Sep 2020

Black History Month is an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. It is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the diversity of our communities across Devon and Torbay. We will be promoting books and resources and we will be highlighting projects that we are developing with partner … Continue reading

Libraries Week 2020 – A love of books is for life, not just for lockdown

Posted on 28 Sep 2020

Celebrating a love of reading is the theme that Libraries Unlimited is championing throughout this year’s national Libraries Week (5th – 10th October). Libraries across Devon and Torbay will be inviting book lovers to discover and rediscover all that they have to offer. “Many people turned to reading with renewed enthusiasm during lockdown,” said Libraries … Continue reading

Walking before the dinosaurs

Posted on 24 Sep 2020

3D scanning and printing technology at FabLab Devon brings 240 million year old history to life A 240 million year old footprint belonging to a creature that lived before the dinosaurs has been given a new, high-tech lease of life with a 3D scanner and printer at Exeter Library. The footprint in a lump of … Continue reading

Join our Board as an Independent Trustee

Posted on 10 Aug 2020

Independent Trustee (Job ref: TR001) Salary: Part-time, voluntary role Time commitment: Approx. 15 days per annum Location: Devon Application dates: 24 August to 06 September 2020 Interview date: Mon 21 September Libraries at the forefront of change. Are you passionate about libraries? Do you have skills or lived experience that can help us shape our … Continue reading

Update on library services across Devon and Torbay (dated 28th September 2020)

Posted on 08 Aug 2020

What To Expect In Our Libraries   All our libraries are now open to the public with a range of services, except for Salcombe and Chulmleigh.  Totnes and Topsham are offering Choose and Collect only at this time. Libraries are open at different times to usual and some of our smaller libraries are accessible by … Continue reading

Kingsbridge Library to undergo exciting redevelopment to create a welcoming community room

Posted on 05 Aug 2020

Kingsbridge Library will undergo an exciting redevelopment project thanks to a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery. Additional funding has been received from The Friends of Kingsbridge Library, Co-op Local Community Fund, Councillor Julian Brazil, Councillor Rufus Gilbert, Quay Study Group and individual donations. A redundant staff workroom will be converted into a meeting room … Continue reading

The Sea Around Us Project

Posted on 30 Jul 2020

Libraries Unlimited is working is partnership with Tidelines on the summer The Sea Around Us project. Love a good read? Love the sea? Tidelines invites you to take part in an Exe-estuary wide ‘summer read’ of Rachel Carson’s book The Sea Around Us. The Sea Around Us is a sparkling introduction to the science and … Continue reading

Our brand – We want your feedback!  

Posted on 28 Jul 2020

This is a short questionnaire to ask your feedback on the Libraries Unlimited brand.  Complete our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/J62G8ZW When we talk about brand, it’s more than just a logo. It is the promises we make to you, the things we do and the way we speak. It is the experience of every touch point … 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.