What difference do quality library services make?

Meet the 2015 Libraries Change Lives award finalists


The three library services shortlisted for this year’s CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award exemplify how quality library services make a dramatic difference to life in their communities, driving social, health and economic wellbeing and supporting Councils in delivering their agendas.

The shortlisted services are North Ayrshire Libraries, Portsmouth City Library Services and St. Helen’s Library Services. The winner will be announced on Thursday 24 September.

Developed by library staff, together these services are helping tackle poverty and transform life in one of the UK’s most deprived areas; teaching young children digital skills as an early intervention against the social and economic challenges of their region to better their opportunities and supporting a visually impaired population to live independent lives and to have their needs integrated in local services.

Find out how these libraries change lives

Watch a short film of each project in action:

Read more here: 2015 Shortlist announcement

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