Women’s History Month – The woman behind the poster

With Women’s History Month well under way this March, Redbridge Libraries has begun it’s month long programme of events and activities to celebrate the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. You may have seen the poster around the borough promoting all of the events taking place in Redbridge throughout March, but …

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Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure releases ‘What’s On’ app

With advert and poster display space at an absolute premium in Redbridge Libraries we have invested in a new kind of virtual noticeboard, bringing together technology and simplicity. Like all libraries, we receive a myriad of posters and leaflets for display whilst we also have limited amounts of space with content that varies hugely in …

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Intro to Robotics Workshop

In June, Redbridge Central Library launched their new exciting and innovative work space Lab Central, where adults and children of all ages can meet to create, learn, collaborate and innovate with new technologies. During the summer holidays, the library held various workshops including Make:Robot, Interactive Electronics Workbench, Creative Code: Making Music and lots more! Want to know …

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Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2016

On Thursday 7 July 2016, over 230 enthusiastic readers, budding writers along with their school librarians and teachers celebrated this year’s Redbridge Children’s Book Awards in a buzzing, exciting ceremony at Redbridge Town Hall. Students from seventeen secondary schools and eight primary schools across Redbridge, Havering and Newham voted for their favourite children's and teenage …

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National Libraries Day: Users Reveal What the Library Means to Them

Every year, libraries everywhere provide joy, help and knowledge to their community. From their countless shelves lined with books waiting to be read, to the fantastic staff who help organise all the activities, there's always something to gain from spending time at the library. That is why on Saturday 7 February National Libraries Day was …

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A celebration of libraries and the Arts: Fabula Festival is a true success!

After hearing about the library being jam-packed on Saturday, for the first full day of the Fabula Festival, I did not want to miss out. So, I went to along on Sunday to enjoy the talks, stalls and the company! There’s something about being in the library on a Sunday, when it’s not usually open, …

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The Summer Reading Challenge Proves To Be A Rewarding Experience For Both Young Readers And Volunteers

My name is Simi and I am currently volunteering as a Summer Reading Challenge volunteer at Redbridge Central Library. I wanted to become a volunteer because I see it as a good opportunity for me to work with children and young people as I want to work with children in the future. As an avid …

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Tazeen Raza Tells Us Why She Loves Volunteering At The Library

It’s safe to say that Redbridge Central Library has been familiar territory to me since I was 8 years old and I remember I had always envied the librarians because they would get to meet so many people at their workplace. I love meeting new people and seeing new faces so I wanted to do …

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Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2014

Reading for pleasure and creative writing is alive and well in our Redbridge schools.  On Thursday 26 June 2014, over 180 young readers and budding writers celebrated this year’s Redbridge Children’s Book Awards in a vibrant, exciting ceremony at Redbridge Town Hall. Students from 17 secondary schools and 10 primary schools across Redbridge and Newham …

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