A new handy, colourful and concise leaflet has been produced showing the impact of public libraries on four aspects of wellbeing: culture, communities, learning and economic.
Produced by the Carnegie UK Trust the folded pamphlet (“Speaking volumes“) captures excellent examples of libraries having an impact in these four areas, and is backed up by databases of hundreds of references from libraries in the UK and Ireland. The databases and the publication are on their website and the pamphlet, can be downloaded and printed as a poster or as a folded pamphlet (from A3 to A5).
There is also an accompanying blog post on “Why libraries are good for you”.
For those interested in what libraries do, or involved with the planning or promotion of libraries, or for those interested in researching the impact of libraries, this leaflet will be really useful.