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Staffordshire to celebrate National Libraries week

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People are being urged to visit their local library and join the celebrations as part of National Libraries Week. The annual campaign, from 9 to 14 October, is a chance for people to discover the huge range of creative, innovative and diverse things they can do at their local library.  This year’s theme and message is simply ‘discover something new ...

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Libraries celebrate as over 11,000 children take the Summer Reading Challenge

Over 11,000 children from across the county have taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Now, Staffordshire’s library service who are behind the scheme are calling on children to make sure they finish the challenge and claim their prizes. As part of the scheme, The county’s 4-11 year-olds were challenged to borrow and read any six library books during ...

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Meet one of Staffordshire Libraries’ youngest volunteers

12-year-old Korben Butterworth wants to be a teacher and says volunteering at his local library will help him achieve his dream. Korben is one of Staffordshire Libraries Services’ youngest volunteers and teaches children computer programming at Code Club in Stafford library. Now Korben is reminding people about the range of exciting activities available in libraries and the many opportunities to ...

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Over 8,000 children sign up for libraries Summer Reading Challenge

Summer reading challenge 2017

Over 8,000 children from across the county have signed up for Staffordshire libraries Summer Reading Challenge in the first two weeks. Staffordshire’s library Service are backing the reading campaign and are asking the county’s 4-11 year-olds to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays. This year’s theme is Animal Agents, based on a detective agency staffed ...

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Teens urged to take on reading mission

Staffordshire’s teenagers are invited to take on the Young Teen Fiction mission to win a prize over the summer holidays. Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is to borrow and read 6 fiction books from Staffordshire Libraries before 11 September. The Staffordshire County Council campaign hopes to encourage the county’s 11 to 14 year-olds to continue to read ...

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Staffordshire libraries launches new scheme to support people living with long term health conditions

Visitors to Staffordshire libraries can now borrow from over 28 self-help titles to help them deal with common long-term health conditions. At a time when over 26 million people in England report to have at least one long term condition, the new Reading Well scheme is supporting people with expert endorsed books available to borrow for free. Developed with health ...

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Children invited to join Animal Agents for Summer Reading Challenge

Children from across Staffordshire are invited to join Animal Agents as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Staffordshire’s library Service are backing the campaign and are asking the county’s 4-11 year-olds to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays. This year’s theme is Animal Agents, based on a detective agency staffed by all kinds of ...

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Man Booker Prize nominated author Stephen Kelman to visit Wombourne Library

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 People are invited to join Man Booker Prize nominated author Stephen Kelman when he visits Wombourne Library on Thursday 13th July between 12:30pm and 2:00pm.   Stephen’s book Pigeon English was shortlisted for the prestigious Man Book Prize in 2011 as well as the Guardian First Book Award, a Galaxy National Book Award, and seven other prizes.   His most ...

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Hundreds of volunteers back libraries

Hundreds of volunteers recruited to help in Staffordshire’s libraries are making a huge difference to their communities. More than 800 members of the public are giving up their time at Staffordshire’s 43 libraries, including more than 500 volunteers at the 23 which are, or are on their way to being, community-managed libraries. Around 600 of those have been recruited in ...

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Staffordshire libraries celebrate World Book Day

Children have been claiming their £1 book tokens at their local library and joining in today’s celebrations for World Book Day. Staffordshire libraries have been holding activities across the county to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day, highlighting the joys of reading to children. The campaign aims to get youngsters to explore the pleasure of reading books, by ...

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