Archive by category Libraries

Voting for the Nottingham Children’s Book Award

Voting for the Nottingham Children’s Book Award

Pre-school children can vote for their favourite story in the annual Nottingham Children’s Book Award. The award, which was launched in 2001, has been aimed at pre-school children since 2008 and encourages them to develop a love of books and reading. Last year, nearly 6,000 youngsters voted for their favourite book. Library staff and local […]

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Performing Arts Library wins national Hearts for the Arts Award

Performing Arts Library wins national Hearts for the Arts Award

Nottingham Performing Arts Library Service has taken centre stage in the new Hearts for the Arts Awards. It has been named the country’s best local authority arts initiative for its innovative work to provide music and drama groups with an outstanding, cost-effective regional loans service for music scores and play scripts. Nottingham Performing Arts Library […]

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Making Nottingham more accessible for disabled people

Making Nottingham more accessible for disabled people

Nottingham City Council has been given a top award for making its buildings more accessible to disabled people. Earlier this year eight leisure centres were inspected and awarded the CredAbility Verified Accessible Award by Nimbus – a disability and equality consultancy that is led and managed by disabled people. Now 11 further council buildings have […]

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City Council will invest in new city centre library

City Council will invest in new city centre library

Nottingham City Council is undertaking a deal which will allow it to develop brand new library facilities in the city centre. The council has sold its Angel Row library site to developers Henry Boot which provides funding for the council to reinvest in a new and updated library facility. It also paves the way for […]

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Ready for Work? Pick up jobs advice at the library

Ready for Work?  Pick up jobs advice at the library

Jobseekers across Nottingham can pick up valuable advice, update their CV and get their job search heading in the right direction during ‘Ready for Work Week’ hosted by Nottingham City Libraries this month. The first Ready for Work Week is running from 14 November with support from a dozen partner organisations. Anyone of any age […]

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Book ahead for bestselling Readers’ Day

Book ahead for bestselling Readers’ Day

Bestselling author Sophie Hannah joins the line-up at the annual Readers’ Day at County Hall on Saturday 12 November.  Best known for psychological crime fiction and poetry, she has now claimed her place as heir to Agatha Christie by publishing two new internationally-acclaimed Hercule Poirot novels. She’s joined by Dr Jane Hawking, whose memoir of […]

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Children invited to join The Big Friendly Read at Nottingham City Libraries 

Children invited to join The Big Friendly Read at Nottingham City Libraries 

Nottingham City Libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016. The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. It has a new theme each year and in […]

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Nottingham comes together to celebrate the joy of reading!

Nottingham comes together to celebrate the joy of reading!

Families filled the grounds of Nottingham Castle for a free fun day to enjoy storytelling, book characters, children’s activities and line dancing. The Free Family Fun Day on the Castle Green on 9 June was organised by Nottingham City Council and partners to celebrate books and reading and promote Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a charity […]

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