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The David Vaisey Library Prize - 2017 shortlist

Published on 05/08/2017

Anne Robinson, chair of the judging panel, announced the four libraries shortlisted for the David Vaisey Library Prize at an event in the environs of Gloucester Cathedral on Tuesday 2 August. Each is guaranteed an award of at least £1,000 while the winner - to be announced at the Cheltenham Literary Festival on Sunday 8 October - will receive £5,000. Those shortlisted were:

  • Bream Library - for its imaginative initative to increase children's library visits; it also runs a regualr LEGO club.
  • Brockworth Community Library - praised for its Community Hub, providing a range of events and activities for both young and old.
  • Longlevens Library - for its magical reading space with a focus on Roald Dahl; new quiet spaces are being created based on popular childrens' books.
  • Tuffley & Matson libraries:
    • Tuffley for its Opening Doors initiative with Gloucester Academy; year 7 students visit weekly when the library provides talks and support.
    • Matson Library - which staged a Shakespeare production for students and works closely with Gloucester Academy to arrange student visits.

There's more detail on the 2 August announcements in the article here, provided courtesy of the Gloucestershire Live.

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