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Skipton "Rewind Presents" | 21 March 2013
Article by Rich Huxley about the 2012 CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award-winners, the Skipton Rewind Club - the article highlights just what can be achieved by young people in collaboration with North Yorkshire County Council and the North Yorkshire Youth Music Action Zone.
This article has been posted with kind permission of Music Education UK.
Digital Inclusion Dundee - Reaching the Hard to Reach | 19 March 2013
Over the past five years, Dundee Library and information Service have won three bids to deliver services for Vulnerable Groups - from working with vulnerable groups in libraries to taking devices to digitally excluded people across the community.
Better Read | 13 March 2013
Brief report of ‘Better Read’, a bibliotherapy event held in the National Library of Scotland on the 27 February 2013, organized by the Scottish Health Information Network, and NHS Education for Scotland Knowledge Services.
Southend Libraries Six Book Challenge e-newsletter, Feb 2013 | 7 March 2013
Southend Libraries have produced another Six Book Challenge e-newsletter to keep local people up-to-date with developments.
Examples of good practice drawn from libraries across the UK.
Cancer care support and information | 23 January 2013
Devon Libraries are working in partnership with the Peninsula Cancer Network, Macmillan, CAB, North Devon District Hospital and FORCEto offer a range of cancer information and support for people in North Devon. The libraries directly involved are Barnstaple, Bideford, Holsworthy and Ilfracombe.
These libraries all offer special book collections about cancer along with staff support when possible to access and use online information such as the Macmillan website and NHS Choices.
In addition the following libraries are hosting monthly CAB/Macmillan advice sessions aimed at supporting people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses by offering free guidance on subjects such as debt, welfare and insurance.
SeeJobGroup | 21 January 2013
Community Job Group @ Southend Central Library 2012 Pilot Group feedback report - success of first year of employment skills project. There is also a very positive testimonial from someone who has successfully used this service.
Quick Reads in Southend Libraries | 2 November 2012
Brief intro to the work that Southend Libraries have done to promote Quick Reads.
Round the World in Bedford | 26 October 2012
Updated info on the Library website about African Caribbean Bedford, Asian Bedford and European Bedford, each giving info about art and music; country information; books, films and newspapers; languages; religion and festivals; culture and heritage; connections; facts and figures.
Welcome To Your Library - Essex County Council | 24 September 2012
This welcome guide was a joint project between Essex Libraries, Maldon and Dengie Local Action group (one of 12 groups in Essex which help plan services for young people and adults with a learning disability), and TMHS (Tendring Mental Health Support) Independent Advocacy project. Initially people with a learning disability visited local libraries and shared their experiences. They then worked with a member of library staff and advocacy support to put together this welcome guide. The ICE (Inclusive Communication Essex ) project advised on Easy Read and making the guide accessible. The guide is given to new library members and promoted to local groups.