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Barnstaple Work Club Launch

Posted on 07 Oct 2019

The Barnstaple Library Work Club launched last week. The Club is based on the success of the Bideford Library Work Club, set up in May 2018 by a group of partner organisations, including LiveWest, Libraries Unlimited, Learn Devon, TTVS, PLUSS, Positive People, JCP, Alabare, CSW. By the end of August 2019, 220 people have benefitted … Continue reading

Brixham Library to undergo full refurbishment

Posted on 04 Oct 2019

Brixham Library, run by Devon-based charity Libraries Unlimited, will be closing its doors from Monday 28 October for four weeks over November to allow for refurbishment. Thanks to funding from Torbay Council and a donation of more than £4,000 from the Friends of Brixham Library and £100 from the Rotary Club of Brixham, the library … Continue reading

Libraries Week 2019 Celebrating Libraries in a Digital World

Posted on 02 Oct 2019

Libraries across Devon and Torbay are celebrating Libraries Week by offering customers unrestricted access to Matt Haig’s bestselling title, Reasons to Stay Alive, via eBook and eAudiobook. Described as ‘astounding’ by Stephen Fry, Reason’s to Stay Alive was in the top ten charts for 49 weeks and has been published by 29 publishers around the … Continue reading

Public voting opens for new reading scheme for children in Devon

Posted on 01 Oct 2019

Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs Devon and Torbay’s libraries, has plans to develop an engaging new reading initiative for the county’s youngsters, and they need your help. Libraries Unlimited has been named as one of three finalists in the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant initiative, a community funding scheme that supports community groups … Continue reading

The Owl and the Pussycat Coffee House comes to Exeter Library

Posted on 24 Sep 2019

Popular South Devon café and restaurant company, The Owl and the Pussycat, will be moving into the café at Exeter Library at the end of the month. Sandra and Mokhless Bouzayen, the couple behind the The Owl and the Pussycat, jumped at the chance to take on the popular library café following a successful year … Continue reading

Libraries Changing Lives: Katie Blackmore

Posted on 05 Sep 2019

Katie Blackmore volunteers at South Molton Library in North Devon, running a weekly wellbeing group called Better Together. Katie, who suffers with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), decided to get involved with the local library when she had to leave her job at the NHS. Katie said: “The staff at the library … Continue reading

Real Food Café at Exeter Library to close its doors

Posted on 16 Aug 2019

The Board of Exeter Local Food Ltd. which trades as The Real Food Café has decided to close the café at Exeter Library as they turn their attention to the successful Real Food Store. “We were delighted to be invited to run the café at the library and seized the opportunity with both hands back … Continue reading

Case Study: Volunteer at Torrington Library – Zuzanna Jankowska

Posted on 12 Aug 2019

Zuzanna Jankowska has been a Young Volunteer at Torrington Library for over 3 years and Libraries Unlimited interviewed Zuzanna to find out more about her volunteering and what she gained from the experience.  Her experience may even inspire you to volunteer at your local library! 1.       What inspired you to start volunteering at Torrington Library? … Continue reading

A statement from Libraries Unlimited

Posted on 07 Aug 2019

Storytimes and bounce and rhyme sessions are some of our most popular events across the county, with thousands of children attending each year. We host a variety of themed storytimes and they are always a huge success. As a charity, we are committed to ensuring our libraries are welcoming, safe and inclusive places for all. … Continue reading

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Posted on 19 Jul 2019

Exeter Library is looking for participants for round two of the pen pal exchange collaboration with Exeter Community Library in Pennsylvania, USA. Following the success of last year’s pen pal programme “Pen Pals Across The Pond”, Exeter Library is inviting local residents to sign up for the 2019 exchange.  The programme is open to everyone … Continue reading

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…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.