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STAYING IN TOUCH

We hope you are all well and safe.  There is a lot of information contained in this communication and we hope you find it useful. COVID-19 SURVEY FOR CMLS The Network is involved regularly in contributing information at the strategic level to the DCMS. This means that...

COVID-19

With COVID-19 gripping our nation we are now faced with so much uncertainty.   We hope you are all keeping safe and well. We know some libraries have already closed their buildings, others may be winding down now, whilst some of those still open may be taking the lead...

More Funding Opportunities

Get ready for the Bright Ideas Fund! Do you have a bright idea for a community business? Need a bit of help developing it and making it a reality? Then this is the fund for you. The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and...

Funding Opportunities which may be of Interest

Aviva Community Fund open for applications for 2020 round (apply by 11 February 2020) The Aviva Community Fund, set up by insurer Aviva, has announced its criteria and funding pot for 2020.   Small charities are invited to bid for a maximum of £50,000 each and funding...

The Network’s New Web and Blog Sites and Updates

Happy New Year!  Hope you had restful breaks. Our New Website We are pleased to let you know we now have a new website where we will be posting our updates from now on. You can access it here: https://communitylibrariesnetwork.org. The website reflects our new brand...

Looking ahead to 2020 and beyond

Looking ahead to 2020 and beyond

Happy New Year! We hope you all had an enjoyable and restful break. The Network have been working behind the scenes to revamp the support and activities we offer to CMLs. Once becoming a registered charity in 2019 we now have a formal Board with representatives from 7...

Just so you know: Ericsson are still looking for charities to support!

Ericsson, the technology and communications company, are looking to match 300 volunteers with a range of charities. The employees will offer digital, marketing, IT and HR skills to name a few. There will also be the opportunity to acquire non skilled volunteers as...

Updates: forthcoming website, funding opportunity, article and toolkit

1. New CML Website and Newsletters The CML Peer Network is developing a new website and revamping its quarterly Newsletter. Further information will be available in December. We hope both will provide access to much needed and relevant resources and help CMLs connect...

LIBRARIES LIVE LEARNING JOURNAL

Libraries Live Learning Journal New online resources have been developed as part of the #LibrariesLive project to share the project’s learning with other libraries and the wider public library sector. Libraries Live is a...

Recruitment and Workforce Development Toolkit – The Arts Council

The Arts Council in partnership with The Clear Company have produced a Recruitment and Workforce Development toolkit which may be of interest or use to your library.  The toolkit aims to foster inclusive workplaces and support you in recruiting and retaining diverse...

Welcome Back! Hope you all had a lovely Summer.

All, we hope you an enjoyable and restful summer break. The team have been doing a lot behind the scenes during the summer and we have a few interesting updates to share. More will  follow over the coming weeks, including our exciting venture to connect you all online...