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Exploring ideas to improve and update Burnage Library, took me to Hebburn on Tyneside, next to my hometown of Jarrow. The recently opened library is in a eye catching building made from specially weathered steel panels, similar to those used for the famous statue the Angel of the North, known […]

Exploring Other Libraries



A Hectic Digital Week The last week was a very busy week for our Digital team. Laura and CodeClub volunteer and STEMNet Ambassador Tom ran the first of our CodeClub sessions. CodeClub is a monthly programming club for 9-11 year old children (Laura blogged about it here). I ran a […]

#HourOfCode Programming Taster Session


This Saturday saw our first ever CodeClub session, ran by our guest volunteer Tom. In the first session we are introduced to Scratch software, an interactive platform that uses the functions of any other coding language but presents them with jigsaw like graphics. With Scratch, you can program interactive games, […]

CodeClub’s First Session




The first day on duty as a volunteer without a librarian! As a member of the Management Committee I enjoyed the first session “in charge” as it were. I arrived 1.45, opened up as normal and turned on the book machine and all the computers. Grace, one of our volunteers, […]

The First Friday!



Our management committee took our new roller-banner to present at the MMU Library Teachmeet sponsored by CILIP. Talk about walking into the lions den, but it was an excellent event. Lots to take away and some great ideas. So watch this space! :)

Library TeachMeet @ MMU