Archive by category Libraries

Performing Arts Library sweeps the board

Performing Arts Library sweeps the board

Nottingham Performing Arts Library Service (NPALS) has taken centre stage in the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, UK & Ireland (IAML) Awards. It has won the Excellence Award for Music Libraries 2019 for its innovative work to provide music and drama groups with an outstanding, cost-effective regional loans service for music […]

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Plans for a new library for Sherwood take a step closer

Plans for a new library for Sherwood take a step closer

Plans for a redeveloped library in Sherwood at no cost to local council taxpayers are taking shape. The site on Spondon Street off Mansfield Road in the heart of Sherwood is owned by the City Council, and includes former social services offices, public toilets, a car park and three retail units, as well as the […]

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Specialist designers to be appointed for new Nottingham Central Library

Specialist designers to be appointed for new Nottingham Central Library

Nottingham City Council is to seek an architect and led design team with specialist experience of designing public libraries for its proposed new Central Library in the Broadmarsh area. This announcement to recruit specialist designers for the new Central Library follow on from a series of major milestones for the Broadmarsh area in 2019. Work […]

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Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham City Council is partnering with Nottingham Building Society, also known as The Nottingham, on an innovative new project aimed to get more young families developing their reading and mathematical skills in the beautiful settings of the city’s parks. The StoryParks project is a seven week interactive outdoor pop-up reading and numeracy camp of stories, […]

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Monsters are on the loose in Nottingham City Libraries! Fun, free activity for families this half-term

Monsters are on the loose in Nottingham City Libraries! Fun, free activity for families this half-term

Half-term is rapidly approaching in Nottingham (18 – 22 February) and friendly monsters are here to entertain children across the city. Parents can take their little monsters to any of the fifteen Nottingham City libraries to take part in the Big Monster Hunt. Kids find the hidden monsters using the activity sheet, decode their secret […]

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Broadmarsh regeneration programme takes a step closer

Broadmarsh regeneration programme takes a step closer

The much-anticipated redevelopment of intu Broadmarsh and the new Broadmarsh Car Park development took a step closer today, after councillors gave the schemes the green light. The decision to proceed was agreed by councillors at the City Council’s Executive Board meeting. intu’s board have also agreed to go ahead, which now means contracts can be […]

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Sheriff to officially open new Strelley Road Library

Sheriff to officially open new Strelley Road Library

The new £1m Strelley Road Library opened its doors on 14 November, bringing together modern library facilities and Nottingham City Homes independent living apartments. To celebrate, Councillor Cat Arnold, Sheriff of Nottingham will be cutting the ribbon to officially open the new centre on Wednesday 12 December between 10am and 10.30am. There will also be […]

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The new Strelley Road Library is all ready to go

The new Strelley Road Library is all ready to go

The new Strelley Road Library opens its doors yesterday (Wednesday 14 November), bringing a host of benefits for local people. After around £1m of investment, the new library will be modern, open-plan and provide improved computer access and equipment, including free WiFi. There will also be a dedicated under-fives children’s area featuring a unique specially […]

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