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Statement on CIPFA's annual library survey

The latest CIPFA figures are extremely worrying for anyone who cares about libraries. 


New roadmap for public libraries to be investigated

A new initiative has been launched to establish a stronger future for public libraries across England.


New chapter for library borrowing

Trafford Council became the first metropolitan borough to scrap all fines in its libraries in April 2018.


Stand for the post of President Elect

We are seeking individuals to stand for the post of President Elect. This vacancy is only open to members of Libraries Connected.


Libraries Connected announce Universal Offer review

Libraries Connected new Universal Offers review will be carried out by Shared Intelligence.


Developing principles for working with young people in libraries

We are looking for an individual or organisation to work with representatives from ASCEL, Libraries Connected and The Reading Agency.


Libraries Week 2018: Focus on health and wellbeing

Libraries Week is our chance to celebrate libraries and to demonstrate just how much they deliver across a range of areas including health and wellbeing.


Launch of Growing Well, a Toolkit to Help Combat Childhood Obesity

In early 2017 ASCEL commissioned The Reading Agency to research recommendations for a possible children and young people’s strand of the Universal Health Offer. 


Libraries Connected: First Impressions

I can't believe I'm already a month and half into the role of Programme Manager at Libraries Connected.


Libraries Connected appoints a new Trustee

Libraries Connected is pleased to announce that Lesley Sim has been appointed to its Board of Trustees. 


Invitation to tender for the Universal Offer Review

Our Universal Offers, launched in 2013, are a strategic programme and an articulation of the power of public libraries to enrich the lives of individuals and their communities.


Libraries Connected: First Impressions

Whenever I have a new person joining my team, I’m keen to hear their first impressions as their fresh eyes often spot things that us old-timers overlook.


Neil MacInnes, Mark Freeman, Isobel Hunter and Nicholas Serota

Seminar 2018: The speeches

Listen to some of the main talks from our 2018 seminar.


Reading Well for Mental Health launch: 5 June

The contribution of reading and libraries to mental health was centre stage at last Tuesday’s launch of the latest list.


Building on our past for a stronger future

I want briefly to reflect on where I came from and what public libraries did for me.


Farewell from Neil

As I sit on the train heading to the SCL seminar I’m reflecting on the last two years and my term as President of SCL.


Libraries Connected: The new charity for libraries

Libraries Connected launches today at a national seminar with the new Libraries Minister.