Suffolk Libraries has signed an employer pledge with Time to Change, the growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness which supports people to open up about mental health problems. By signing, we are committing to change the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace.
Suffolk Libraries has welcomed a report issued this week by the Reading Agency which shows how important reading can be in tackling challenges such as loneliness, mental health, dementia and social (im)mobility.
The new Eye Library celebrated its ‘topping out’ ceremony last week, where representatives from Suffolk Libraries, Suffolk County Council and Design and Property Consultants Concertus came together to mark the occasion and take a look round the new library.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport recently interviewed Friends of Thurston Library chairman Richard Fawcett. The clip the DCMS produced will form part of a forthcoming longer video about Suffolk Libraries and highlights the real difference the library makes to the wellbeing of the local community.
Self-service developer Leon demonstrates our self-service kiosks in action.
Suffolk Libraries is piloting providing free sanitary items, no questions asked, in ten different libraries.
Libraries Week takes place between 8–13 October to celebrate the nation’s libraries. This year, it focuses on wellbeing and how libraries bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health.
Gainsborough Community Library won the Village Hall or Community Building of the year award in this year’s Community Action Suffolk awards.
Suffolk Libraries held its sixth AGM on Tuesday 25 September.
Thousands of children across Suffolk have been collecting their certificates and medals from libraries after completing this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.