Category Archives: Public libraries

Shining a Light on Welsh public libraries – Guest Post

In April 2017 the Carnegie UK Trust issued their latest research report on public libraries in the UK and Republic of Ireland. This a guest post by Jenny Peachey, Senior Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust, and author of the report … Continue reading

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Publishing and literature in Wales survey

The Welsh Government is reviewing its support for publishing and literature in Wales and there is an open questionnaire/survey for anyone to fill in. Closes 31 August 2016 and is also available in Welsh. Readers and librarians may be keen … Continue reading

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Big friendly start to the Big Friendly Read!

“The event was a chance to show what libraries do so well, everyday – a place full of people having a great time, celebrating reading.” (Jemma Francis, my colleague) Public libraries across Wales, along with their counterparts in the rest … Continue reading

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Mini round up of news from Welsh libraries

Despite my recent silence on social media, particularly lack of blog posts, there has been lots going on in Welsh libraries, and today’s blog post only highlights some of the recent items. Yesterday (31st March 2016), Ken Skates AM, Deputy … 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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It’s January, it’s time to enter the library marketing excellence awards for Wales

The following comes from the Audience Development Team, who are looking for the best library marketing activities in Wales from 2015: “Has your service attracted new audiences, done a great marketing activity on a shoestring or used some grant funding … Continue reading

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The Ideas Garage: motivate, co-ordinate and innovate (guest post)

‘The Ideas Garage: motivate, co-ordinate and innovate’ is a guest post from Claire Lewis, Strategic Library Service, Monmouthshire County Council in Wales. She was one of the recipients of the first round of the Carnegie UK Trust’s Library Lab innovation … Continue reading

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