library card music player

Library Card Music Player

Authored by sbelshaw
Posted: Wed, 05/25/2022 - 1:49pm
Crowdfunder appeal launched to install a Library Card Music Player device in Exeter Library for the Summer Reading Challenge.

The Library Card Music Player Project, which was originally funded by the Arts Council England, allowed for the building and installing of three music-generating devices that have been installed into three different libraries in the UK. Each device plays a short melody created from a borrower’s library card and, every time a borrower uses the card, they will hear the same tune.

The Summer Reading Challenge , presented by The Reading Agency and funded by...

Staff to provide services differently as libraries close due to coronavirus

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:03pm

Libraries Unlimited has announced that libraries across Devon will temporarily close from Friday 20 March, in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Across the county, library staff are trying to continue to provide library services in different ways.

In Exeter, they are trialling ‘books by post’. Others will be providing online sessions such as Bounce & Rhyme, reading groups, and story times. There will be IT help, provided remotely.

Staff will be checking in by telephone with customers who they know to be vulnerable and needing social contact.


There’s a Gruffalo in the Library!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:17am

Pupils at Exeter Cathedral School were delighted to welcome the Gruffalo to unveil their new Pre-Prep Library.

Nursery and Pre-Prep pupils (aged 3 to 7) have been looking forward to their new library for several weeks. On the day of the opening, the children were thrilled to find the Gruffalo sitting in the library, ready to read a few books and enjoy a conversation about his unusual eating habits!

The Gruffalo was very impressed with the new bookshelves and furniture. He particularly enjoyed squeezing into the old fireplace and reading aloud to each class. Everybody, from...

Library charity appoints University Professor as Chair of the Board of trustees

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:36pm

Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs Devon Libraries and Torbay Libraries, has appointed Professor William Harvey as Chair of the Board of trustees.

Will, who takes up the role with immediate effect, is Associate Dean of Research & Impact and Professor of Management at the University of Exeter Business School. He conducts research, teaches and consults in the areas of reputation, leadership, talent management and migration and has worked with pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy, local and national government, aviation and food organisations.

During his career he...

Scorching Summer Reading Challenge results revealed

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/29/2018 - 9:28am

Scorching Summer Reading Challenge results revealed as Devon and Torbay’s library staff come together for second annual staff conference and AGM Over 12,000 children and young people in Devon took part in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge, with a record number of participants completing the Challenge by reading six books during the summer holidays.

An impressive 6,661 children aged between 4-11 were awarded their very own medal and certificate for completing the Challenge at one of the 50 Devon Libraries, and an additional 649 children completed the Challenge at one of the four...

Lesley Pearse at Exeter Library

Event Date: 
09/10/2018 - 2:00pm
Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter

Lesley Pearse is celebrating 25 years in publishing and will be discussing her new book The House Across the Street.

Lesley is a global No.1 bestseller with fans across the world and sales of over 10 million copies of her books to date. One of the nation’s best-loved storytellers, Lesley is a master of the gripping storyline, always introducing her readers to characters that are impossible not to care about or forget. With a ‘Lesley Pearse’ book purchased every 4 minutes in the UK, there is no formula to her books or easily defined genre and, whether historical drama like her No.1...

The Rebellious Sounds Archive new touring listening booth receives high praise

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:03am

Over 70 guests gathered at the Exeter Phoenix to celebrate the reveal of the Rebellious Sounds Archive touring Listening Booth. Housing the first oral archive of activism stories from women across the South West, the booth is set to engage and educate people from all walks of life about the importance and impact that women have as change-makers.

Proudly opened by the Lord Mayor of Exeter Councillor Ms. Lesley Robson, the Rebellious Sounds Archive, developed by Dreadnought South West, commemorates contemporary women’s stories whilst deliberately taking place during the centenary...

A Christmas experience like no other!

Authored by lemonpeel
Posted: Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:28pm

This month sees Boo to a Goose Theatre return to Devon Libraries for the second time this year, with their fantastically festive children’s show ‘Christmas Past and Present’.

Interactive and engaging from start to finish, the audience are greeted on arrival with the scent of gingerbread and spices, evoking the spirit of the season.

Such multi-sensory experiences are a trademark ingredient of Boo To A Goose Theatre’s shows, and were made all the merrier by the accompanying BSL signing from Catherine Hall.

There is plenty of interactivity between cast and children....

Word on Tour kicks off in Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:45am

Literature Works is delighted to announce the line-up for the first ‘Word on Tour’ event, kicking off a 26-venue live literature tour of local libraries in the South West.

On 10th January, Bideford Library will host acclaimed novelist Jane Feaver and folk singer and song-writer Jim Causley.

Jane Feaver is a prize-winning Devon-based novelist and short story writer, who lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Exeter. Jim Causley is well known for setting the work of much-loved Cornish poet Charles Causley to music, forming an exciting pairing at this unique event...

New community space rapidly taking shape in Topsham

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:34pm

A new community space that will benefit thousands of people is rapidly taking shape in Topsham. Work on the Estuary Community Hub started in May and is scheduled to be completed and ready to open next summer. A Grass Roots grant – money raised through local developments like IKEA – is helping towards the construction and fitting out of a new two-storey contemporary building on the site of the old Topsham Library. The Hub will have 18 fully accessible rooms and a community garden. “Once complete, we will have a facility to be proud of,” said Rachel Gilpin, of the Estuary League of Friends...