Useful links

Library projects

Healthy Libraries – Norfolk


Unlimited Potential – Libraries Unlimited (Devon)


Innovation Projects

Glass Box Project

Shelf Help  – 35 titles provide 13 to 18 year-olds with support and advice on common mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and stress

Quick Reads – short books written by bestselling authors aimed at the 1 in 6 adults who struggle to read

Human Library

The Reader Organisation – Feel Better with a Book

Autism Friendly Libraries


Library Hubs


Glastonbury Library Hub in Somerset

  • Library Service: now open Wednesdays
  • getset Service (Children’s Centre)
  • Midwives and health visitors
  • Registration Services
  • Mendip District Council customer access point
  • Citizens Advice
  • Nursery provision
  • Health Connections Mendip
  • Flexible bookable meeting space
  • Commercial space for rent
  • SMART drop-in and back office space for our workers



DCMS Libraries Taskforce Blog 

Arts Council England  – development agency for libraries

Libraries Connected (formerly SCL)

Universal Offers

  • Culture Offer
  • Information Offer
  • Digital Offer
  • Reading Offer
  • Health Offer
  • Learning Offer
  • Six Steps
  • Children’s Promise

The Reading Agency

CILIP library and information association

Libraries Week


Community Managed Libraries

Libraries Taskforce: Community managed libraries good practice toolkit

Community Libraries Network – advice and support.

Research and analysis to explore the effectiveness of community managed libraries

Libraries Taskforce: Libraries as a statutory service