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
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
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
Bury Libraries will be celebrating both these anniversaries by having amazing displays showing all the books in both shortlists, bookmarks and postcards giving everyone the opportunity to tweet their favourite library book to the team at CILIP … More 2017 Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards
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!