August 2016

Why reading is at the heart of our Universal Offers?

By Mark Freeman, Stockton Borough Libraries For all of us who work in libraries, the love of reading and the

Producing a BBC Radio and Public Library Book Club Programme

Experience from West and East Sussex, and Surrey Lesley Sim, West Sussex Libraries We are working with BBC Sussex and

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

July 2016

40 Days On: Neil MacInnes on first month as SCL President

Last week Manchester Central Library hosted the latest Libraries Taskforce meeting. It was my first meeting and it was good

SCL Welcomes New Libraries Minister

SCL welcomes the new DCMS ministerial team and looks forward to working with Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society

Arts Council England Invests in Universal Reading and Health Offers

Joint statement from The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians We are delighted that Arts Council England (ACE)

The Lost Boys: Save the Children report

Today Save the Children launched a report which details how boys are nearly twice as likely to fall behind at

Library Digital Inclusion Fund Evaluation

We welcome the findings in Tinder Foundation’s Library Digital Inclusion Fund evaluation. Libraries and library staff provide essential, free digital

Libraries Open Up the World of Reading for Children

Joint SCL and ASCEL Statement on Children's Reading in Libraries Libraries open up the world of reading for children and

June 2016

Public Libraries: Centres of Value and Service Excellence in Communities

British Library Chief Executive Roly Keating blogs on collaboration with public libraries.  This year’s annual seminar of the Society of