Christmas is coming – the decorations are up and the 15ft tree is ordered! It has been difficult to get to work this month due to the snow, but we have managed thanks to our wellingtons.
We have a new edition to the team Kim Dryden, as Library & Information Officer. The author of the month was chosen by Kim and is P.G. Wodehouse. Kim’s favourite title is ‘Carry On, Jeeves’. According to Kim, ”’Carry on, Jeeves’ is the perfect introduction to the bumbling English aristocrat Bertie Wooster and his astute valet, Reginald Jeeves. All of the stories in this collection are humorous, well written and hugely entertaining. I would recommend this and all the books in the series to those who have a love of the English language and enjoy nothing more than a good read and a hearty laugh.” Reserve a copy online.
We are currently planning a meeting with students working towards the Duke of Edinburgh award to discuss the idea of ‘Reading Buddies’. The aim of this role will be to guide customers with visual impairment around the library, assist with the choosing of items and may include IT support. There is still a lot of work and training to take place before this service will be launched, and more information will be published in a later blog.
A couple of unusual characters stumbled through the city and barged their way into the City Library up to level 3…
We were very fortunate to have our display of pantomime costumes at City Library officially opened by Chris Hayward (dressed as Nurse Rita) and Steve Arnott (as the Sheriff of Nottingham). The BBC and Journal were also present to record interviews for TV, newspaper and radio. You can watch them perform in Robin Hood at The Theatre Royal.
World Book Night will take place on Saturday 5 March 2011. A million books will be given away across the UK and Ireland as part of an evening of events and a chance to celebrate reading nationwide. To enable this to happen, 20,000 people will be recruited to hand out free copies of their chosen book from the 25 selected titles.
To be a book giver, members of the public or individuals representing organisations are encouraged to describe in 100 words which book they would like to give away from the 25 titles, why, how and where they propose to do this. View the chosen titles and apply to be a book giver on the World Book Night website or call in to your local library and we can assist you with this process. The closing date is 4 January 2011.
Adult Reading and Learning Team Manager
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