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New work hubs in Teignmouth and Newton Abbot

Posted on 21 Sep 2021

Libraries Unlimited and Devon County Council address office space shortage. Businesses struggling to find affordable, state-of-the-art office space in the centre of Newton Abbot and Teignmouth are to be thrown a lifeline by local charity Libraries Unlimited and Devon County Council. Two new Work Hubs, which will be called Work:Space, are being developed in the … Continue reading

Fun Palaces are back for 2021!

Posted on 20 Sep 2021

Libraries transform into Fun Palaces with free community events from 1st – 3rd October. Get ready for an action-packed weekend at your local library this October, as libraries host their annual Fun Palaces. Great fun for all the family, there will be a programme of community events to bring people together for a range of … Continue reading

Libraries Unlimited shares latest changes as we move into Step 4 of the government’s plan (Updated 5th August 2021)

Posted on 16 Sep 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 12th July, Libraries Unlimited confirms the latest updates as we move into Step Four of the roadmap from Monday 19th July. Throughout the pandemic our focus has been keeping customers, staff and volunteers safe and this will continue to be a priority.  We will follow any further changes … Continue reading

Join the hunt for lost library books! Return overdue items for free in Devon and Torbay Libraries Book Amnesty

Posted on 08 Sep 2021

If you are hiding books under your bed, down the side of the sofa, or in the fridge – now is the time to pull them out! Devon and Torbay Libraries are holding a 4-week Book Amnesty from 8th September to 8th October. Whether they are weeks, months, years or even decades overdue, don’t be … Continue reading

New space in Totnes for children isolated by the pandemic to have fun

Posted on 03 Sep 2021

Children who’ve missed out on important play and creative time with others during lockdown are being invited to try out a new space in the town later this year. The children’s section at Totnes Library, Fore Street will be refurbished towards the end of the year and will be open by Christmas 2021. The space … Continue reading

Exeter chosen as one of five UK cities for prestigious library poetry event

Posted on 01 Sep 2021

Exeter Library has been chosen as one of only five in the UK to host a poetry event aimed at encouraging new writing from across the country. The Collections in Verse initiative is a collaboration between Poet in the City and the British Library. The live ‘Exeter Herstory’ free event being held on Tuesday 28th … Continue reading

Libraries’ prize bonanza for children who read six books

Posted on 23 Aug 2021

Children across Devon are being given an extra incentive to complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge in libraries. Any child who succeeds in finishing the Challenge and reading six books will be put into a prize draw. The fantastic prizes on offer include three Samsung tablets, book tokens and tickets to family days out. Libraries … Continue reading

Book launches are back! Award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves launches new book in Devon

Posted on 20 Aug 2021

Libraries around Devon and Torbay are rolling out a fresh new programme of author events for the late summer and early autumn, including a prestigious book launch. Crime writer Ann Cleeves, author of the ‘Vera’ and ‘Shetland’ series of crime novels, is going to launch the second novel in her new series at Crediton and … Continue reading

The Devon Libraries Mobile App is Out Now!

Posted on 10 Aug 2021

We are very pleased to announce the release of the official Devon Libraries Mobile App. This is now available to download from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store – simply search for “Devon Libraries”.  The app has been designed to give customers a seamless experience in our libraries, providing easy access to information and services on your smartphone or tablet device.  The app … Continue reading

Barnstaple Library’s DrumbleDrone takes home top awards at PiWars 2021

Posted on 22 Jul 2021

A group of keen coders from Barnstaple Library’s Raspberry Pi group scooped up two awards this month at the international PiWars at Home competition.  The team of eight, known as The Barum Jam Collective, worked together to build DrumbleDrone – a bee-themed robot – to compete in the event. They were awarded 1st place for Artistic Merit, and 3rd … Continue reading

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