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Planned maintenance from 25 June 2018

Essential maintenance is due to be undertaken on our library catalogue and related systems for a few days from 25 June 2018. Please see our news item for further information on how this will affect you.

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Exciting opportunity for your book group!

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11 May 2018

We’re looking for a book group to get involved in Books Unlocked, following last year’s successful pilot. Books Unlocked, supported by the National Literacy Trust, connects book groups in schools, the community and prisons through a shared enjoyment of reading. We’ll be working with a group of prisoners at HMP/YOI Chelmsford and students from a secondary school or sixth form college, and we’d love a community based book group to join us.

You’ll receive copies of a Man Booker Prize shortlisted book which your group will need to read and review in September 2018. Each of the groups will feed back their comments which will be shared with the other participants. It’s a great way to share your love of reading with others. If you’d like to find out more about the project or want to get involved, please email reading.groups@essex.gov.uk by Friday 15 June.