Category Archives: Events

Celebrating libraries, archives and museums in Wales

October and November are busy times in Wales for celebrating libraries, archives and museums as each sector has a festival to help everyone get to know their museum, archive and library and what’s on offer. (I’m very grateful to Emma … Continue reading

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National Libraries Day 2016 – use it, love it, join it

I know what I will be doing on Saturday 6th February 2016 … I will be visiting my local library! I will probably also take to the Twitter airwaves to remind people to visit their library in person or to … Continue reading

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November is a month of months!

It turns out that not only is it NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), it is also National Non Fiction November! And, by some strange coincidence, I am (sort of) approaching the latter through the former. I shall explain. Despite its … Continue reading

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Rugby stories tackled by children

Jane Purdie from the all-Wales Audience Development Team, writes a guest post about the recent successful Rugby Stories competition held with libraries, museums and archives in Wales. First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones AM announced the winners of the national … Continue reading

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‘Leap in and have a go’ at marketing

TV presenter Sara Edwards encouraged library staff to “leap in and have a go” at marketing especially working with the media, during the Marketing Excellence Awards in Wales last month. These awards have been held for several years now, to … Continue reading

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Reasons to love your library for National Libraries Day

Those of you who know me and my slightly hippier side will know that I believe in things like compassion, love and kindness, to yourself and all living beings. Therefore the campaign to write a love letter to your library … Continue reading

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Why I #LoveLibraries and #CaruLlyfrgelloedd

In Wales the #LoveLibraries (or in Welsh #CaruLlyfrgelloedd) campaign has just started (mid Oct 2014). This, mostly social media, campaign is seeking to┬ápromote fantastic library services, activities and staff, and also to increase membership by getting existing members to encourage … Continue reading

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