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Creative Health Quality Framework

The Framework shows what “good” looks like for creative and cultural initiatives that aim to support people’s health and wellbeing and aims to support artists and practitioners. Developed by Culture Health Wellbeing Alliance and Creative Health consultant Jane Willis...

Get Online Week Giveaway

Get Online Week Giveaway

Good Things Foundation are offering 500 free printed event packs given to the first 500 organisations who register their Get Online Week event on a first come, first served basis. Find out more

National Business Response Network

National Business Response Network

Business in the Community Linking businesses with voluntary organisations could be useful for you. In particular, their National Business response Network may be able to help your library as it provides vital support to local people; help can include operational...

Warm Welcome Spaces: New Look, New Voice

Warm Welcome Spaces: New Look, New Voice

New Look, New Voice Warm Welcome Spaces have listened to feedback from partners and spaces about how the brand worked last year and wanted to create a refreshed brand that’s easy to use, accessible and better reflects the warmth and welcome that you provide for local...

LibraryOn – Talking to Customers

LibraryOn – Talking to Customers

LibraryOn are scheduling interviews with customers who can help to tell the story of the wonderful things libraries offer. They’re doing this as part of their work to update content ahead of LibraryOn’s autumn release. They’d like to speak to customers who would be...

Help for Households – Activity Map

Help for Households – Activity Map

A list of free and low cost England-wide activities between June and September, as part of the government's Help for Households campaign. For more information on the support available during the rising cost of living, please click the link...

Sensory Toys Success at Harbury Village Library Harbury Village Library has shared with us their recent success in securing funding from their local WI to purchase a collection of sensory toys to support young library users who are neurodiverse. The library was...

Welcome Jane Swindall!

Welcome Jane Swindall!

Jane joins the team as the Regional Network Co-ordinator for South West, West Midlands, East Midlands & Wales. Jane has worked in the voluntary and community sector for over 17 years, focusing mainly on digital inclusion, partnerships, education and community...

Willingdon Hub

Willingdon Hub

Willingdon Hub celebrate its 1000th member! Huge congratulations to our 1000th member, Sue, who received a £20 book token and chocolate egg for helping us reach this amazing milestone.  We’re so grateful to everyone who has supported and continues to support the...

People’s Powerhouse

People’s Powerhouse

The People’s Powerhouse’s want every northerner to be heard so they can influence the decisions that affect their lives. They bring northerners together so that they can decide what the future of the North should look like. The People’s Powerhouse wants to be the...

Learn My Way & NDIN

Learn My Way & NDIN

Learn My Way The new Learn My Way platform has now been launched and is available for library users to start learning now - learners can even try a few topics before fully registering. Topics range from using devices and staying in touch online to online safety &...

Roman Road Library and Gym, Blackburn

Roman Road Library and Gym, Blackburn

Roman Road library is one of 3 in Blackburn with Darwen run with the support of local volunteers in partnership with the Council. Roman Road is managed by BwD Healthy Living CIC – a charity – and includes a Gym! Now there’s a unique approach to supporting healthy...

DeafblindUK

DeafblindUK

There are around 400,000 people living with deafblindness in the UK. This means that both their sight and hearing are reduced to the point where it impacts their communication, mobility and ability to access information. DeafblindUK is supporting organisations, like...

Great Get Together

Great Get Together

This year’s Great Get Together is being held between the 23rd and 25th of June, and the Jo Cox Foundation would love for Community Libraries to be involved! Inspired by Jo Cox's message that 'we have more in common than that which divides us' the Great Get Together is...

Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS)

Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS)

Non-domestic customers that operate in energy and trade intensive industries (ETII) are now able to apply for additional support through the new Energy Bills Discount Scheme portal. A list of those sectors eligible for the additional support can be found on GOV.UK;...

London Mini-Conference – June 2023

London Mini-Conference – June 2023

Community Libraries Network welcomes you to the first regional mini-conference of 2023, taking place in Ealing, London. The mini-conference format is designed to encourage intimate discussion and networking, reduce the need for extended travel and showcase a small yet...

HI VIS FORTNIGHT 2023

HI VIS FORTNIGHT 2023

HiVis fortnight 2023 is taking place between 1st – 14th June, marking a shift to a consistent, ‘first two weeks in June’ from here on in! What hasn’t changed is the aim to celebrate ‘all things’ related to accessible libraries and reading, and our desire to get as...

Green Libraries Conference 2023

Green Libraries Conference 2023

Green Libraries Conference - March 2023 The Inaugural Green Libraries Conference took place on Friday 24th March 2023 in London at the Wellcome Collection. 130 delegates came together from across the UK to discuss the attainable and sustainable successes of the Green...

LivingRoom – Creative Community Projects

LivingRoom – Creative Community Projects

LivingRoom is a series of micro-commissions in which we pair professional artists/companies with a local community group to create a bespoke performance or piece of artwork. Best of all, it's completely free to get involved! Take a look at some of the projects which...