Monday, 24 April 2017

Books Unlocked - Share the joy of Reading

April's display has been all about - if you like this book would you like to try that one ... as exams get closer and deadlines even closer the time to read for pleasure gets pinched. To prepare for calmer days ahead take advantage of the recommendations in the displays at Bedford and Luton libraries.

World Book Night is on Sunday 23 April
http://worldbooknight.org/news/world-book-night-2017-launches
University of Bedfordshire doesn't have any new books to give away but these were the titles on 2017 list
http://worldbooknight.org/books
Instead LRSE is hosting a Second hand book giveaway Monday 24 April at Bedford and Luton Libraries from 5pm come and get ready for calmer days.

April - World Book Night

World Book Night is Sunday 23 April 2017. LRSE will be celebrating this on Monday 24 April with a second hand book giveaway at Bedford Library and Luton Library from 5pm




Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Advanced Notice -Poetry Event Luton Library

Muse with Mary
Tuesday 14 March 2017 Noon – 13.30

Poetry reading with local Luton poet Mary Emeji
Talk on writing poetry with Q&A

Poets from the floor (open mike session with attendees reading their poems)
This event is free




Thursday, 2 February 2017

Books Unlocked February - Introductions

A Very Short Introduction To…
The exhibition for February draws attention to the library’s large collection of A Very Short Introduction To…. books. This very successful non-fiction series is beautifully designed and the brightly coloured covers make a vivid display. From Chaos to Celts,  from Quakers to Quantum Theory, experts in their field are given 100 pages to sum up a lifetime’s study. The books slip into the pocket, they’re perfect for buses and trains. The display uses quotes, questions and teasers to make you want to know more. Intelligent reading for busy people.



Thursday, 5 January 2017

Books Unlocked - Mood boosting books

Reading Well Mood-boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are all recommended by readers and reading groups.
Reading Well promotes the benefits of reading for health and well being, with two strands:
Books on Prescription
Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.
http://reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/common-mental-health-conditions

Mood boosting books

http://reading-well.org.uk/books/mood-boosting-books/chosen-by-older-people

Displays at Bedford Campus Library and Luton Campus Library will highlight some of the recommended titles in displays this January







Monday, 12 December 2016

Fireside Tales - Luton Library

There's been a lot of interest in December's theme for Books Unlocked. This is Luton's "Fireside Tales" display



Friday, 2 December 2016

Books Unlocked Winter Reads

December sees a Winter's Reads promotion look out for this display at Bedford