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Julian Richards and Public Libraries

For 16 years I worked for ‘Bookmark People‘ and produced hundreds of bespoke library bookmark campaigns for public libraries throughout the country. These ranged from small projects for individuals at localised sites, to large campaigns for overarching organisations such as local authorities, Welsh Libraries, The Reading Agency, The Society of Chief Librarians and Scottish Libraries and other regional […]

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Reading…

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

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The Library Angel?

I’m not a big reader, and I can’t pretend to know much about literature, or the intricacies and artistry of the English language. I am a Cornishman, and schooled in a Grange Hill fashion during the 1980s my CSE in English Language was perhaps achieved against the odds. My Degree in Creative Arts was also […]

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Something borrowed…

You know I’ve worked with Public Libraries for 16 years, but yes… I use them too! We use the libraries with the kids but significantly I use them myself. Both registered at Leicestershire and Leicester City (could save money there Councillor!) I frequently borrow books, saving money and shelf space, creating social activity, exercise and interaction, […]

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Bookmarks into Schools.

I’ve mentioned my Bookmark People work before but, here’s a typical example where the ‘public library model’ and the ‘educational model’ of bookmark distribution needed to be re-managed to achieve specifically targeted distribution to suit all parties. Ongoing use of the Local Public Library Bookmarks by our ‘supermarket’ client was proving successful. I’ve highlighted before how I produced […]

Julian Richards – a few words…

Here are just a few testimonials I’ve received. Many of these relate to the work I have done for Public Libraries throughout the country. For 16 years I worked for ‘Bookmark People‘ and produced numerous campaigns. These ranged from small projects for individuals at localised sites, to large campaigns for overarching organisations such as local authorities, Welsh […]

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Reading takes you further…

Another project I produced for ‘Bookmark People’ and used by a selection of public libraries ‘Reading takes you further’: Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English, research suggests. The study, indicated reading for pleasure was more important to a child’s development than how educated their parents were. See more here: Institute […]

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Reading is good for you!

As part of my work for ‘Bookmark People’ I created a suite of nine a ‘Reading is good for you’ designs each highlighting a specific point. Reduce stress  Get lost in a good novel and take time out of your hectic lifestyle to unwind. Help you sleep  Turn off the TV, get into bed, pick up a […]

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An apple a day, keeps the doctor away… (a good book can also help!)

A good book can be good for you… and our public libraries know that better than most! As part of my work with ‘Bookmark People’, we’ve seen Public Libraries’ Health and Well-being collections frequently promoted using our promotional bookmarks. You can see a selection of Health campaigns here: Health and Wellbeing Library Bookmark Campaigns A core objective of all public […]