We’re counting down to Empathy Day on June 9, celebrating how reading helps us all to understand other people better. The more we empathise with the great characters we read about, the more we understand how others think and feel.
A lot of us are taking our daily exercise close to home and walking/running/cycling familiar routes and we’re asking you to photograph and share the local history that surrounds you. Have you spotted something that you’ve never noticed before? An old building, mile stone, building plaque or something else?
Hi-Vis Fortnight runs from 1-14 June and celebrates alterative formats and accessible library services for all. Derbyshire Libraries supports and provides services for visually and print impaired customers and our eaudio offer from RBDigital is just one great example of this.
We hope you have all been enjoying our online story & rhymetimes on Facebook and
Whilst we unfortunately continue to remain closed due to the current pandemic, we are continuing to provide you with as much of the service as we possibly can.
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the screen/scenes? Throughout June we will be featuring our staff that have been part of the #LibrariesFromHome team. They are just stopping by and saying hello and are highlighting what they like to do and read and what they have been working on, from eBook reviews, cookery demonstrations to staying in touch with our home library service customers.
Derbyshire Libraries are supporting this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which is going digital – with events and activities happening online.
An innovative digital platform which was created by a former Derby headteacher to safely share quality teaching between the classroom and the kitchen table has attracted £50,000 Government funding.
You Teach Me (YTM) has been awarded funding by Innovate UK which aims to drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop the potential of new ideas.
Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has been shortlisted for two regional awards in recognition of its achievements.
Safe and Sound has reached the finals of the East Midlands Charity Awards 2020 which incorporates 14 different categories and has attracted entries from across the region.
Whilst touring theatre company Oddsocks Productions are unable to appear at Markeaton Park, Derby this summer, they are making the most of the fact that they are a family run company and are creating performances from home during lockdown.