Archive by category Libraries

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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Contemporary dance show coming to Council House this week

Contemporary dance show coming to Council House this week

I INFINITE is an extraordinary blend of dance, music and digital design which will be performed at the Council House from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 November. Set in a white, digitally animated environment; the performance is inspired by the digital world’s quest to recreate life. Part dance, part video installation, it explores the boundaries […]

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New website of Nottingham photos goes live 100 years after collection was launched

New website of Nottingham photos goes live 100 years after collection was launched

A new website hosting thousands of Nottingham photographs will be launched from 1 November 2018, one hundred years after the city’s photographic collection was established. The Picture Nottingham site at www.picturenottingham.co.uk builds on the success of its predecessor, Picture the Past, will enable visitors to view thousands of images capturing our rich social heritage ranging […]

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New centre to boost business in Nottingham

New centre to boost business in Nottingham

Entrepreneurs and small businesses are set to benefit from a unique new service designed to enable people to protect, research and commercialise their ideas. The new Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre, currently in development in Nottingham Central Library is one of fourteen centres across the UK. It is modelled on the successful British Library […]

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Children’s Book Award celebrates 17-year anniversary!

Children’s Book Award celebrates 17-year anniversary!

The annual Nottingham Children’s Book Award has celebrated its 17th birthday in style. The awards, which were launched in 2001, have been targeted at pre-school children since 2008 and aim to get young children excited about reading. Library staff and local school children whittled down the long list to a shortlist of three, and between […]

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Dolly Parton Imagination Library launches in two more Nottingham wards

Dolly Parton Imagination Library launches in two more Nottingham wards

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library scheme has launched in two more wards in Nottingham City: Dales and Bridge. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a charity that delivers a free age-appropriate book every month to children from birth until the age of five. The scheme is proven to improve children’s literacy levels so that they […]

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Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

In January 2018, Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, will read to as many children as he possibly can with a target of at least 2018 children across Nottingham city. Cllr Mellen aims to raise £2018 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Dolly Parton Imagination […]

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New ten year vision for culture in Nottingham

New ten year vision for culture in Nottingham

A new vision for the role of culture and creativity in the life of Nottingham as a city is outlined in a document produced by the city’s Strategic Cultural Partnership.  The Cultural Statement and Framework for Nottingham is being submitted for adoption by Nottingham City Council at the Executive Board meeting on 24 October.  The […]

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Joint library offer launched as part of Derby Nottingham Metro

Joint library offer launched as part of Derby Nottingham Metro

A new initiative is being launched to enable Nottingham and Derby residents to access library services in both cities. From Monday 2 October 2017, Nottingham library users can borrow stock from Derby libraries and vice versa. Customers can also return stock to either a Derby or Nottingham City library, irrespective of which library they borrowed […]

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