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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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Still time for young people to put pen to paper in Poetry Competition

Young people from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent still have time to put pen to paper in an exciting poetry competition. The competition is being organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Library Service and the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Young Poet Laurate, 16-year-old Isobel Horsley. Teenagers need to write their own original poem and take a photograph to go with it with the ...

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Arts activities offering the chance to get creative

Art Workshops

People are being invited to take part in a programme of arts activities taking place on Thursday afternoons at Perton Library The ‘This Way Up’ workshops are being organised by Creative Health CIC in conjunction with Staffordshire County Council’s Arts team who want people to take some creative time out for themselves. The sessions will run from 23 February to ...

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Budding Young Bards Wanted for Staffordshire Day Poetry Competition

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Staffordshire’s next generation of Tennysons, Byrons and Wordsworths could win a trip to the Trentham Monkey Forest for their class in the first ‘I Love Staffordshire’ poetry competition. Enjoy Staffordshire have teamed up with libraries in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent for the contest, which is part of this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations. Anyone in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11) or Key ...

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