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Libraries Connected

Can you tell our readers a bit about what you do?   Libraries Connected is a national charity and an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation. We are also a membership organisation for public library heads of service. We have developed a universal offers framework which advocates for the work of public libraries in terms of:  Reading  Health ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

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ASCEL: ImagiNation

Learn how ten library authorities in the East got 11 – 18 year olds reading for pleasure and responding creatively to books.


Published: 2016 | Resource type: Case studies

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Brighton and Hove Libraries Services: Evolving in Conversation

Discover how Brighton and Hove Libraries Services worked with arts organisations to engage 13 – 34 year olds and adult learners in their local community.


Published: 2016 | Resource type: Case studies

Ministry of Stories

Ministry of Stories Business Model Case Study

Discover how Ministry of Stories funds free mentoring of young people and uses customer and partner insights to drive innovation in its business model.


Published: 2016 | Resource type: Case studies

Bloodaxe Books Business Model Case Study

Bloodaxe Books Business Model Case Study

Find out how Bloodaxe Books’ commitment to getting the best poetry to more people drives its business model.


Published: 2016 | Resource type: Case studies

Mick Jackson

Writer in residence at The Booth Museum

Learn how writer in residence Mick Jackson engaged people who wouldn’t normally visit a natural history museum.


Published: 2016 | Resource type: Case studies

Slam Cymru

Youth participation: Slam Cymru

Learn how Literature Wales adapted an international initiative to engage young people in literature.


Published: 2016 | Resource type: Case studies

Caerphilly Rap Stars at Lewis School

Caerphilly: Rap Stars at Lewis School

Learn how Literature Wales engaged disaffected young people through rap-writing workshops.


Published: 2016 | Resource type: Case studies

Using innovation to develop library as a ‘concept’ media centre

At DOK, Holland’s ‘Library Concept Center’ in Delft, exploring new innovation is at the core of what they do. In this article Doklab founder and director Erik Boekesteijn introduces the DOK library and the innovative work at Doklab. DOK can best be described as a media center that combines three unique collections: music and film, literature, and art; and is ... Read more


Published: 2014 | Resource type: article

Building partnerships: a toolkit for literature organisations and libraries

Literature organisations and libraries share a commitment to the power of reading and writing to achieve positive social change. It is in this spirit that this toolkit has been devised to help literature organisations and libraries build good partnerships. It has been published as part of a piece of research commissioned by Arts Council South East from New Writing South ... Read more


Published: 2012 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Manchester Literature Festival’s 2013 digital marketing campaign

The Manchester Literature Festival has taken place every October since 2006 and is the city’s largest literary event. In this case study, Kate Feld describes the Festival’s 2013 online digital marketing campaign, which included e-newsletters, Facebook, Twitter and blogging. The success of this campaign, particularly its social media activity, contributed to the Festival attracting a larger and ... Read more


Published: 2014 | Resource type: Case studies

How library services can collaborate to promote community cohesion

Cityread London is an annual celebration of literature that aims to bring reading to life for the whole capital. Each April, Cityread asks Londoners and visitors to pick up the same book and read it together. A month-long programme of book groups, film screenings and other events takes place across London. It is the only programme that ... Read more


Published: 2014 | Resource type: Case studies

You wrote a book, now what?

Angela Jackson’s debut novel The Emergence of Judy Taylor has been received with great critical acclaim and is through to the final three of Amazon Rising Stars 2013.  In this article Angela reflects on how her background in arts PR helped her prepare to launch her own work, albeit there were many new lessons she ... Read more


Published: 2013 | Resource type: article

Community engagement case study: Wirral Community Shakespeare

Wirral Community Shakespeare was conceived as an eight month long reading project culminating in a run of free public performances of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale in Birkenhead Park. This case study takes the reader through the project process – which included artistic workshops with professional and experienced amateur actors, musicians and technicians – as well ... Read more


Published: 2008 | Resource type: Case studies