Tag Archives: Save Our Libraries!

Dawn of the Unread

A new initiative driven by James Walker of Nottingham Writers’ Studio is the creation of an interactive reading environment Dawn of the Unread which combines Nottingham history, graphic fiction and digital learning with the work of local authors and artists … Continue reading

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Nottingham Prison Library

At the end of last term I made a visit to Prison by the kind invitation of the Nottingham Prison Librarian. The visit was one organised by the librarian’s professional body, CILIP, to show us how other libraries work and … Continue reading

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Libraries to close

  On Friday a disappointing court decision in the London Borough of Brent gave the legal agreement necessary to close half the public libraries in the area.  Local residents have been campaigning for many years to keep their libraries open … Continue reading

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On being “Well Read”

  During the summer holidays I had some fun looking at the excellent World Book Night Top 100 books and seeing how many I had read (an unimpressive 36!). There are many I mean to read or have meant to … Continue reading

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Alchemy

  People always wonder what librarians talk about when they get together.  I‘ll let you into a secret. Alchemy Last week I met up with about 30 Nottinghamshire School Librarians for a course organised by Nottinghamshire Education Library Service.  The … Continue reading

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World Book Night March 5th

Fantastic News!  I’m delighted to have been chosen as one of the 20,000 Book Givers for the first World Book Night due to take place on the night of March 5th.  My chosen book is The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, … Continue reading

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