3 Unwritten Rules I Think You Should Know About Using Your Library (It Wasn’t Like This In My Day)

At Hudderfield Library last Saturday, we celebrated World Book Night two days early and during the day. Here's an edited version of my reading, taken from The Living Library: If you think back to when you went to the library as children, you’d be forgiven for thinking that libraries have changed beyond recognition. The buildings … Continue reading 3 Unwritten Rules I Think You Should Know About Using Your Library (It Wasn’t Like This In My Day)

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Library talk with the Kirklees Recorder

Last month, I had the pleasure of talking to the Kirklees Recorder about swimming into the deep end of a writing residency without any armbands. Listen to how the residency first came about and why I think the experience has been thought provoking. If you listen carefully, you can also hear my first attempts at … Continue reading Library talk with the Kirklees Recorder

A small space

Space is a real issue for libraries: everyone wants a piece. The town and branch libraries use every inch of space for poetry groups, basic reading groups, a PALS (Practice Activity and Leisure Scheme) Art Group, children’s storytime, a birdwatchers group, a visually impaired reading group, school visits, coffee mornings with guest speakers, knitting groups, … Continue reading A small space