Libraries are a fantastic place to encourage writers of any age. At Prestwich Library children were invited to enter a World Book Day Story Writing Competition. In excess of 40 entries were submitted for consideration … More Prestwich Library World Book Day Story Writing Competition
1919. The Derbyshire village of Wenfield is still reeling from four terrible years of war, and now, just when the village is coming to terms with the loss of so many of its sons, the brutal murder of a young girl shatters its hard-won tranquillity. Myrtle Bligh is found stabbed and left in woodland, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove, a bird of peace… … More A High Mortality Of Doves by Kate Ellis
Bury Libraries’ have both adult and junior books that can support you through the fostering and adoption process. You can look on our shelves, on our online catalogue or have a chat with our helpful staff – one shelfmark for finding suitable books is 362.734 or in the junior library you could also look … More Foster Care Fortnight
A rather cold morning in March saw the launch of our newest project ‘ Junior Bloggers’. Bury Libraries are working in partnership with the wonderful year 5 children from St Peter’s Primary School, Bury. As well as promoting libraries and the joy that can be found in books and reading; our new initiative also gathers junior … More Junior Bloggers – St Peter’s Primary School Bury
Following on from our post last week about The CWA (Crime Writers’ Association) Dagger in the Library, we are thrilled to announce that one of the fabulous authors longlisted for this award will be visiting Bury Library on Thursday 4th May. Join us at 7pm to meet Kate Ellis, the popular author of two thrilling crime series; Wesley … More Meet Kate Ellis at Bury Library this May
Since 1995 the Crime Writers Association have awarded The Dagger in the Library annually to authors who’s bodies of crime writing are particularly loved amongst library readers… … More The Dagger in the Library 2017 – Longlist announced
So another year is over and we firstly wanted to wish you all a very belated Happy New Year from the reader development team!
We are looking forward to a year packed with author visits, events, discovering new authors and lots of lovely reading. But first we wanted to take the time to sit back, preferably with a nice cup of tea, and remember some of the fantastic things we have done over the last 12 months. … More A very belated Happy New Year!
‘Saved by the Book’ is a fundraising initiative for Bury Hospice that young and old and all those in-between can get involved in. All you have to do is read books from your local library. It is a great way to encourage children to read whilst helping those in a time of need, and can … More ‘Saved by the Book’ – help raise money for Bury Hospice by reading!
A fantastic evening was had at Unsworth Library on the 8th of December with an engaging talk from Robin Reid – author of ‘Sam’ (a copy soon to arrive at Unsworth for anyone who would like to borrow). Robin talked openly about his journey into writing, his inspiration, the writing process, dealing with criticism … More Robin Reid – Author visit at Unsworth Library
This is my first contribution to the Blog [in fact my first contribution to any blog!] so here goes. Dawn Broadhurst (Reader Development Team) suggested I might outline the events at the Prestwich Library poetry group – Poems for People, as we call it. … More Prestwich Library Poetry Group – Poems For People