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Talking rubbish and recycling near you

Council staff are out and about in the next few weeks to spread the ‘New Year new bin day’ message. A number of community events are being organised across the city so that people can chat about the new arrangements that will come in on January 19. The roadshows are a chance to ask questions […]

Team appointed to oversee History Centre development

A key appointment has been made to the team that will drive the development of the £21m Plymouth History Centre. Plymouth City Council has appointed consultants Atkins to lead the design of the project, which will see Plymouth’s existing museum and art gallery refurbished and expanded to create a major new attraction. The appointment follows […]

Pirate fun at Devonport Library

Families are being invited to get into nautical fancy dress for a day of fun pirate capers at Devonport Library on Saturday 4 October. Hosted in partnership with the River Tamar Project and supported by Working Links, the Pirate Day is one of the highlights of the It’s All About the River film festival, running […]

Get e-books for free with your library card

Library members in Plymouth will soon be able to get e-books and audiobooks for free using their library cards. From Monday 7 July, anyone with a smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop or other digital device with an internet browser will be able to enjoy a range of best-selling novels, well-known classics, autobiographies and more. The service […]

Joining forces to promote books to service families

Plymouth City Council is teaming up with children’s author Kathryn White and national shared reading initiative Reading Force to promote books to youngsters from service families. A special event is being held at Plymstock Library on Saturday 7 June to celebrate National Bookstart Week and encourage forces parents and carers to share books with their little ones. The event […]

Make a noise at the library

Plymouth City Council’s staff choir raised the roof at the Central Library yesterday in support of this year’s Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight. The annual campaign is organised by the RNIB and brings public libraries together with blind and partially sighted people in an effort to improve access to books and information. A number of […]

Celebrate favourite children’s stories next half term

Plymouth libraries will be hosting free story and craft sessions for five to 11-year-olds next half term holiday, celebrating classic children’s books. Staff will share stories including the tale of Pinocchio and his growing nose, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Alice in Wonderland and Jack’s adventures up the beanstalk. There’s a chance to go along to […]

Free digital magazines now on offer to Plymouth library members

Library members in Plymouth can now read digital magazines for free using their library cards. The Council’s library service has signed up to Zinio – a digital magazine download service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, anywhere in the world. Anyone with a library card and internet access can use […]