Warwickshire libraries launched a what's on guide  - The Coventry Observer

Warwickshire libraries launched a what's on guide 

WARWICKSHIRE libraries launched a whats on guide to celebrate one year with Arts Council England.

Warwickshire Libraries celebrated one year of National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) status with Arts Council England – and being the first library to be awarded NPO status in the West Midlands.

The status means the libraries will receive funding from the Arts Council England’s Investment Programme for 2023-26.

Including support to deliver cultural, creative programming and outreach activities, with focus on libraries and communities in North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth.

The libraries delivered a successful year of activities, engaging over 1800 residents across almost 80 cultural and creative events, and over 220 days of library-related activities, exceeding the service’s original targets.

The new guide highlights free activities for people – as well as digital offer, there is a mobile library and home library services for those unable to attend their local library.

Copies are available at multiple libraries across the county, St John’s House Museum, Kingsbury Water Park, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, multiple Children and Family Centres, Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action in Nuneaton, Equality and Inclusion Partnership’s (EQuIP) office in Rugby, and communal spaces at District and Borough Councils.

Rob Powell, executive director for resources, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Warwickshire Libraries team for their energy, commitment, passion, and determination to deliver such a strong first year for the service as a National Portfolio Organisation.

“They have championed both the County Council and Art Council England’s values with a community powered approach to be bold, innovative, and dynamic throughout their service delivery.

“As we move into the second year of this NPO partnership, the team will continue working to position Warwickshire Libraries as a key cultural asset within the county, creating opportunities to become a leader in cultural engagement on a countywide, regional, and even national scale.”


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