Guest post from Jacqueline Widdowson, Chair of the Public and Mobile Libraries Group: On 9th October 2015, three outstanding public library staff received recognition for their achievements, at the Public and Mobile Libraries Group conference Awards Dinner.
In our first guest post, Stella Duffy talks about libraries and Fun Palaces: The library has always held a special place in my life, the Woolwich Library, down the road from the south London council flat where I was born …
Since our previous post on the different libraries we have visited, team members have continued to make the most of every opportunity to visit libraries.
We want to make sure that the Libraries Taskforce take every opportunity to include views from people with a wide range of experience. We were, therefore, very pleased when members of staff from the public library sector were prepared to help.
Members of the taskforce take every opportunity to visit libraries all around the country – it is probably one of the best bits about this job.
The Libraries Taskforce has met 4 times so far this year, the most recent meeting being in the British Library.
Public libraries. What does that conjure up in your mind? Vibrant spaces in the hearts of communities, light airy buildings filled with people? or gloomy old buildings, with a certain musty smell and quiet atmosphere?