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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…

Below are just a few testimonials I’ve received… and you can download some portfolio material here: JPR Portfolio “All the artwork, design, logos etc … I cannot thank him enough for the talent and inspiration he has put into my business. Go check him out if you need anything similar.”GH George Himan Massage and Recovery  “Jules […]

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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 […]

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Life’s too short to finish it early!

If you are fully aware of the info below, please share this with a friend… – When passing cyclists, give them plenty of room, time and space to manoeuvre. – Before overtaking make sure there’s a room ahead – Allow plenty of room… do not cut in. – Give cyclists at least as much room […]

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There’s books in them there hills!

While walking with the folks in the Cotswolds this weekend I was reminded of people’s need to read, and the fact that communities use a ‘third place‘ whether as a water-cooler moment or a refuge away from home…  “escape with a good book!” As have many others, the village of Laverton, Gloucestershire, now seems to have its […]

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Memories Live On

We recently had cause to search out some material that might help some primary school children think, talk, discuss, understand… people dying and “death”.  I was directed by many friends of friends (a beauty of the internet) to what turns out to be just the tip of a wealth of material, and I’d like to thank […]

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Read it! …it’s better than chocolate!

I recently created these tasty bookmark designs for the Bookmark People – feel good without the guilt! If you don’t do dancing or swimming then pop to the library! “A significant association was also found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing.” So says the DCMS study; Quantifying and Valuing the Wellbeing Impacts of Culture and Sport. It found […]

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Churches …becoming community problem solvers (?)

Looking at this article “…libraries are becoming community problem solvers” in The Guardian (sorry) from the ALA’s Larra Clark theguardian.com-libraries-us-digital-community-problem-solvers …and simply (?) substituting “Church” for “Library”… Developing Churches as community hubs and problem-solving partners is a top priority… …conferences show that Churches are evolving in this role as well. We must fundamentally change how we view Churches and move […]

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Quality beer and nuts…

Everything and anything, the whole wide world, at the touch of a button! brillyunt!? I recently saw a post about a small church (remember them?) in north London. The local library(remember them?) and community centre was threatened by budget cuts and the church was discussing plans to offer space for a new library in their […]

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“Time, ferry me down the river…”

Time, ferry me down the river, Friends carry me safely over Life, tend me on my journey Love call me home. Peggy Seeger – Love Call Me Home The act of singing releases endorphins, the brain’s “feel good” chemicals. Singing in front of and essentially with others can be even more rewarding. Singing is arguably a […]