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From The Reader Bookshelf… The Epic of Gilgamesh

As part of our ongoing work around The Reader Bookshelf, we've asked staff to share their thoughts about some of…

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Literature

August Stories and Poems

This month’s selection of Stories and Poems include a recommendation from a Reader Leader all the way from New Zealand,…

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Calderstones

New interactive map experience uncovers Trails & Tales in Calderstones Park

Visitors to Calderstones Park can embark on a journey of discovery and literary delight thanks to our new digital park…

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Literature

July’s Stories and Poems

Earlier this year we ran a Learning Workshop focused on reading novels in Shared Reading groups, it was wonderful to…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes by Emily Dickinson

For the rest of June our weekly Featured Poem will celebrate the month of Pride. We’ve chosen poems by LGBTQ+…

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Literature

June’s Stories and Poems

To mark Pride month, June's selection of Monthly Stories and Poems showcase works from LGBTQ+ authors. Family life is a…

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Literature

Marking the anniversary of the death of George Floyd  

Today we mark the anniversary of the death of George Floyd, and the events arising around the world in the wake…

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Literature

May’s Stories and Poems

The world is starting to gradually open up to us all once more, so it seems fitting in more ways…

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The Reader Bookshelf

Introducing The Reader Bookshelf

We're excited to announce the launch of The Reader Bookshelf, an annual programme of reading highlighting the power of Shared…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: ‘Climbing Snowdon’ from Book 13, The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Today's Featured Poem is brought to us by Shared Reading Partnerships Lead, Michael Prior - ‘Climbing Snowdon’ from Book 13,…

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Literature

April’s Stories and Poems

Amongst April's selection of Monthly Stories and Poems we offer a preview of Walking The Earth, The Reader's Big Idea…

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Literature

Stories and Poems for March

While the chance to take a holiday is still a little while off, we're travelling far and wide with March's…

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