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Covid update – customers will be required to wear a face covering while visiting the library (29th November 2021)

Posted on 29 Nov 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 27th November, customers will be required to wear a face covering while visiting their local library, unless they are exempt. 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 to … Continue reading

Libraries announce prize draw for children who complete The Secret Book Quest – a free, magical reading adventure!

Posted on 26 Nov 2021

Young readers in Devon and Torbay have the chance to win fabulous prizes when they complete The Secret Book Quest – a new, free reading challenge taking place in libraries run by Libraries Unlimited. The current prize draw is running until 13th April 2022. Children who read 50 books by that time and complete the … Continue reading

Launch pad for small businesses in Newton Abbot

Posted on 23 Nov 2021

Libraries Unlimited and Devon County Council open Work:Space hub. A new space which will help small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs move to the next level has been launched in Devon thanks to Libraries Unlimited and Devon County Council. The affordable, state-of-the-art Work:Space, work hub office space, is situated in the centre of Newton Abbot. The … Continue reading

Give the gift of reading – light a star on Libraries Unlimited magical Christmas tree

Posted on 22 Nov 2021

A gift that could give children in Devon and Torbay a lifelong love of reading is on offer from Libraries Unlimited this Christmas.   The charity, which runs 54 libraries and 4 mobile libraries around Devon and Torbay, has launched a glittering online Christmas tree where donations buy a virtual Christmas star, a special message to … Continue reading

Donate a Coat campaign: Libraries Unlimited partnership with Julian House

Posted on 11 Nov 2021

Libraries Unlimited is working in partnership with Julian House to help the most vulnerable community in the coldest months and throughout the year. This campaign will help vulnerable individuals to find a warm coat in libraries across Devon and Torbay without any cost. The partnership is calling for the community to donate their unwanted coats … Continue reading

One Last Chance: Poetry by leading climate scientists and health professionals published ahead of COP 26 on display at Exeter Library

Posted on 04 Nov 2021

Leading health professionals and climate scientists are using poetry to warn of the catastrophic impact of the climate crisis and there is “one chance left” to act in the lead up to, during, and after COP26. The poems, which celebrate the natural world, are available to view in locations across Exeter including Exeter Library until 30th November. Anyone can take part in One … Continue reading

A love of reading and books – for life

Posted on 28 Oct 2021

Ambitious new Libraries Unlimited initiative supports children to read 50 books. Instilling a life-long love of reading and books in children is the aim of an ambitious new initiative from Libraries Unlimited. The Secret Book Quest is being launched across libraries in Devon and Torbay on Saturday 13th November.  It’s aimed at children over the … Continue reading

Crediton Library garden wins Britain in Bloom award

Posted on 26 Oct 2021

Community area given RHS thumbs up. Crediton Library’s community garden has won a Britain in Bloom Award. The garden, which has been transformed and maintained by volunteers, attained ‘Level 4 – Thriving’ in the Britain in Bloom South West’s ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ section. The space currently hosts Bounce & Rhyme sessions for parents, carers and … Continue reading

Meet Michael Morpurgo: Former Children’s Laureate introduces his latest books in Barnstaple

Posted on 14 Oct 2021

One of the world’s best-loved contemporary children’s writers will be talking about his love of storytelling and the importance of reading for children at an event next month (Saturday 13th November). Michael Morpurgo, who lives in Devon, will present his latest books at the Libraries Unlimited-organised event in Barnstaple. Boy Giant is about a young … Continue reading

Innovative library staff member nominated for national award

Posted on 13 Oct 2021

1,000 viewers now join Exeter library for Karen Huxtable’s ‘In Conversation’ with authors. An Exeter library staff member has been nominated for a national award for her outstanding innovation in developing author talks. Senior Supervisor Karen Huxtable has been shortlisted in the 2022 Romantic Novelist Association (RNA) Industry Awards in the Librarian of the Year … Continue reading

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