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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.
Successful approaches for ‘hard to reach’ children, 0-10 | 26 April 2012
From Perth & Kinross Children's Library Services:
- Regular rhymetimes have been set up in local support venues for vulnerable families. These have been really well accepted and staff find parents really receptive to hearing about reading and the libraries.
- During the summer school holidays in 2011 the children’s library service took part in an initiative aimed at providing events for vulnerable children and parents/ carers over the holidays. The project was co-ordinated by the council’s Childcare Strategy Team, working in partnership with the library services and NHS Tayside. The events provided arts and crafts and family cooking opportunities along with Bookbug rhymetimes and storytelling by library staff, and were attended by 265 adults and children.
- Children’s library staff also present regular talks for groups of new and expectant mothers. One of these groups is particularly aimed at young mums who staff often find they have not been to libraries before.
- Large scale projects such as the Perth & Kinross Words Out! Picture Book Prize, where all nurseries and playgroups are sent nomination notes and forms, and The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge remain highly successful at reaching the attention of non-library users. Library staff attempt to reach as many children as possible at their schools to encourage participation in the SRC each year.
"Brighton & Hove City Council’s museums service recognises young carers as a vulnerable group. Young carers need support to make the most of their capabilities and have more control over their lives. Working with the Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery ran a screen-printing project in 2011. Designed for a group of 11 to 13-year-old carers, it used the museum’s collections to help them overcome fears about moving from primary to secondary school."
Case Study from the Local Government Improvement and Development theme on 'Tackling the social determinants of health through culture and sport'.