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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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Visit Your Library – Reduce your tsundoku…

      For the last 15+ years, I have worked for Bookmark People. They service Public Libraries throughout the UK creating bespoke promotional bookmarks that reinforce libraries’ outreach and promotional campaigns. #LoveLibraries is the watchword… see more here: Bookmark People We are always highlingting the value of libraries to the community as well as indivuiduals. I recently […]

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Your kaleidoscope

Walking to Tesco recently the energy of people that passed by was tangible, almost sparking…

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kind words

“We all care about you, we will keep caring until and beyond, [when] you are strong enough to care for and about yourself…” kind words… I like to make a note of stuff that sparks my synapses, and here is where I occasionally share my rough thoughts. I was cycling home the other day and […]

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Reading…

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

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Con-text

Characters at play… I was going to write a load of waffle about browsing the campus library years ago as a student, looking for a play to explore and direct. I did write a few paragraphs about how our days are surrounded by the theatrics of our lives. How life’s stages are filled with sets, […]

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Autumn

I have just finished reading another good book. I have closed it and put it back on the public library shelf. I mentioned to another reader that it’s like having an invigorating sail and then passing a promised coastal headland only to find unsettled autumnal weather and unknown deep ocean ahead, and it’s getting dark… […]

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Introducing YLL

Introducing YLL YLL might be new to you, but its gift is wise beyond its years.  YLL could indeed change the way you live and see your world. An idea so simple and intuitive, you’ll wonder why you didn’t use it sooner. No wires or adapters, no compatibility issues, no battery life problems – in […]

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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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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 […]