March 2017

Reader Development a High Priority for Library Services

The Society of Chief Librarians today published a review that highlights the ways that public libraries encourage and promote reading

Make Space for Reading: Animated Reading Experiences

On World Book Day 2017 the Society of Chief Librarians announced a series of Library Spotlights: stories about how libraries

February 2017

Evaluation of Cracking the Code Manchester

On 8th November 2016 a learning and showcase event for public library staff was held in Manchester Central Library. The

Five Measures Libraries Take to Keep Children Safe Online

On Safer Internet Day Public Libraries Highlight Commitment to Online Safety The Society of Chief Librarians welcomed the Growing Up

December 2016

Pride and Prejudice Named UK’s Favourite Book

Results of SCL November Book Poll Announced   More than 1800 library staff and library users voted for their favourite

November 2016

Coding Clubs in Libraries on the Rise: 330% Increase from March 2016

New Coding Clubs Open on Daily Basis as Demand for Coding in Libraries Grows Society of Chief Librarians Hosts 2nd

August 2016

BBC Local Radio books in library partnership

BBC Local Radio stations are encouraging their listeners to get reading as part of a major new partnership with the

June 2016

Libraries to Invest Time and Resources in Art and Culture

  New Universal Culture Offer to Increase Engagement in Art and Culture Through Public Libraries Full press release here: Culture

BBC and Society of Chief Librarians Sign Strategic Partnership

Partners to Deliver Two Initiatives Per Year The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and the BBC have signed a strategic

SCL Seminar 2016 – Changing Horizons: challenges, trends and new ways of delivering

Libraries Conference Highlights Successful Partnerships and Collaboration   More than 140 library leaders, policy makers and partners will mark the

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