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Libraries at the centre of the 2021 census – Staff across 23 community libraries geared up to help

Posted on 24 Feb 2021

Libraries across Devon will be playing a central role with the 2021 census when it’s launched next month. Twenty three libraries will be offering support to help people fill out the official forms during the census period 1st March to 4th May. It will be the first census to be run predominantly online, with households … Continue reading

Library life saver has full public access – Defibrillator installed at Exeter Library

Posted on 23 Feb 2021

Defibrillator installed at Exeter Library by charity Jay’s Aim in memory of lost brother A potentially life-saving device which can restart the heart of anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest has been installed at Exeter Library – fully accessible to anyone in the community. The defibrillator (or ‘defib’) can be easily operated by anyone with … Continue reading

Books, reading, community and connection – lifeline for isolated new parents and carers in Devon and Torbay

Posted on 04 Feb 2021

Libraries Unlimited launch Reading Friends mental health campaign New parents and carers who may be struggling with isolation and mental health problems during the pandemic are being given extra support by Libraries Unlimited. The charity, which runs Devon and Torbay’s library services, is launching the Reading Friends initiative under the Reading Agency ‘Read Talk Share’ … Continue reading

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

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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.