Spring is Here! A Community Poem by Bridport Library Customers and Staff

Bridport Library Customers and Staff created a community poem to celebrate the arrival of Spring.  This collaborative effort involved people writing a line or two of poetry which has been compiled into a poem.   Spring is Here! Goodbye Winter,

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World Poetry Day – March 21st.

March 21st was proclaimed World Poetry Day by UNESCO in 1999. When you visit the library, why not check out the poetry section and borrow outside your boundaries? Libraries celebrate the day in a variety of ways, drop in and see

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Libraries Deliver – improving digital access and digital literacy

Libraries feature prominently in the UK Government Digital Strategy because people look to them to provide digital access and valued support in building and improving digital skills and literacy. That’s why, by working with the Arts Council, government funded the

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Shortlists of 2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals announced

The shortlists for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway Medals, the |UK’s oldest and most prestigious book awards for children and young people have been announced. Now in its 80th year, the Carnegie Medal celebrates outstanding writing for children and

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What’s on at Dorset History Centre

Dorset History Centre holds the archives and local studies material for the county. Visit their webpage to search the catalogue, or find out more about their work and how to visit. See below for what’s coming up at the centre: Introduction to

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World Poetry Day – March 21st.

It’s World Poetry Day on 21st March and you could win  a cash prize or a writing course in Wales by entering your original work in the Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition. Be part of the 2017 Poetry Festival , which

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Picture Books for Mothers Day from BookTrust

BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. To celebrate Mothers Day, BookTrust have published a list of picture books to share with your child, all about mums and families. A trip to the library and choosing picture books to

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Martina Cole donates books to every library in the UK

Through The Reading Agency, with the help and support of the Society of Chief Librarians, Headline Publishing Group will be marking  the 25th anniversary of Dangerous Lady, the iconic first book by Martina Cole, by donating a copy of the

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Learn My Way – helping people get online.


There are 12.6 million people in the UK who don’t have basic digital skills and are not online at home. What’s more there’s a big cross over with those who are most likely to be heavy users of NHS services

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Short Story Prize 2017: Re-imagining fairy tales

Are you a budding author? New writing prize announced. A new writing competition challenges unpublished authors to capture children’s imaginations with a short story that gives a well-known fairy tale a modern twist. Launched in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing, the Short

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