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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: 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

Our phased return to libraries starts Monday 6th July (Updated 5th August)

Posted on 29 Jun 2020

What To Expect In Our Libraries   Libraries will begin to reopen with a limited number of services from Monday 6th July. The following libraries are open with public access to choose books from the shelves and use the computer facilities:  Braunton, Brixham, Chudleigh and Honiton Crediton, Dartmouth, Exmouth, Ilfracombe, Okehampton, Sidmouth, St Thomas, South … Continue reading

Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge

Posted on 25 Jun 2020

Libraries across Devon and Torbay are calling for children to sign up to the Silly Squad Summer Challenge and read six books this summer as part of the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge will run from Saturday 4th July to Saturday 5th September.  The online launch event will be on Saturday 4th … Continue reading

A statement from Libraries Unlimited

Posted on 16 Jun 2020

This statement is in connection with the recent sentencing at Exeter Crown Court of a former temporary member of staff, Kim Bruce, on charges of defrauding Libraries Unlimited and another local charity between July 2017 and March 2019.  Ms Bruce was employed by Libraries Unlimited from January to June 2019. Libraries Unlimited is grateful that … Continue reading

Team Devon’s pandemic response

Posted on 12 Jun 2020

Devon certainly knows how to pull together. Throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we’ve all worked quickly to ensure the county’s residents, communities and businesses are well informed, supported, and protected. We are proud that our library staff have played a valuable role during this time. With library buildings closed, Libraries Unlimited, the charity which runs … Continue reading

Beyond The Horizon – A new series of inspirational talks from international thought leaders and industry experts

Posted on 10 Jun 2020

Libraries Unlimited is proud to present a series of five talks from international pioneers in library and community practice, presented in collaboration with Libraries Connected and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health (WCCEH). We have gathered together some of the greatest library and community minds and thought pioneers from around the world to share … Continue reading

Libraries phased return from 6th July

Posted on 08 Jun 2020

Due to Covid-19 our library buildings have been closed since the 23rd March 2020 and our mobile library and home library service have been suspended.  It has been an extraordinary time and we have rapidly adjusted to the situation. Our physical libraries may be closed but our staff have been working hard to adapt our … Continue reading

Current loan(s) extended to 31st August 2020

Posted on 04 Jun 2020

Current loan(s) have now been extended to 31st August 2020. Please can we request that you hold onto books, CDs and DVDs. We do not require you to make a special visit to your local library to return items and you will have the opportunity to return them in advance of the August renewal date. … 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.