A High Mortality Of Doves by Kate Ellis

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

Junior Bloggers – St Peter’s Primary School Bury

  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

A very belated Happy New Year!

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’ – help raise money for Bury Hospice by reading!

‘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!

Robin Reid – Author visit at Unsworth Library

  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