The 2017 shortlist was announced on 13th September; “The judges remarked that the novels, each in its own way, challenge and subtly shift our preconceptions — about the nature of love, about the experience of time, about questions of identity and even death.” Have a look at our earlier Man Booker post if you’d like to sample … More Man Booker Prize: 2017 Shortlist
We need no encouragement to read more; all we need is more time… …but seriously – did you know that reading for just six minutes a day can reduce your stress levels? This is according to research carried out by Mindlab International at the University of Sussex and psychologists believe that the concentration on … More Celebrating Libraries Week – Health
Bury Libraries have always worked really hard to support our local schools. We encourage classes to make library visits and work closely with teachers to promote reading and learning. All of our venues have access to loads of factual books and junior computers, so homework isn’t such a chore! We have supported local and national reading … More Library Week – Education
This year, rather than just one day, a whole week of has been dedicated to celebrating libraries and the great service that they provide to our communities. Bury libraries are embracing this idea whole heartedly by hosting several events in the week itself; and by taking the time to look back over the last year and … More Celebrating Libraries Week
We have created this blog so we can share beyond the physical walls of our libraries, we hope you enjoy, and find inspiration from the pictures of the displays from across the borough… … More Beautiful Books
Wow! Can you believe that it is twenty years since the first Harry Potter – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone – was published?
Would you love the perfect excuse to re-read a favourite or to discover Harry and his magical world for the first time? … More Celebrate Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary on the 26th June
The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing … More Award Winning Books
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
Following on from our blog post about the 2017 Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards we though that you would like to see the brilliant display produced by Ramsbottom Library staff. Who wouldn’t be inspired to borrow a book after seeing this!
With over 100 reader recommendations since January 2016, you could be missing out if you don’t know about the Bury Library Reader Blog! If you’d like to see the recommendations in person, you can visit Whitefield Library where we have a new display featuring all the titles we have featured on this blog. You can … More Recommended Reads Display