February 2015

Lovelibraries14Wales Loves Libraries, and this month we’re proud to be again supporting the Welsh Libraries #lovelibraries campaign.


Do you LOVE your local library?

Welsh Libraries are asking a everyone to shout about why they love their local library.  Their target is to double library membership in Wales – YOU can do it!

2189-Walsall-ElectRegAs we’ve seen over last few months many libraries are still making good use of bookmarks sponsored by Electoral Registration messages.

For example Walsall Libraries are featuring their e-services, their craft and Hobby sessions, the Schools Library Service and the friends of the library initiative. Walsall Libraries see more than 43,000 visits a fortnight over their 20 library sites.

“e-services bookmarks have been really useful. …did a lot of campaigning leading up to National Libraries Week, …bookmarks handed out a lot to customers to promote our digital services. The best promotion we used them for was one on in the Civic Centre, where a lot of staff were interested, and the bookmarks were a handy ‘pocket guide’ to take away with them. We have {of course} also distributed them around our libraries as well.” Walsall Libraries Development Team

NaceLetterThis coming month sees our Educational Bookmarks being distributed to primary schools in the south of England. Working in partnership with the National Association for Able Children in Educationwe deliver educational bookmarks supported by responsible advertising messages to children and students in UK schools.
Again this year the Cotswold Wildlife Park’s latest campaign aimed for families with young children, is featured on NACE educational bookmarks delivered to Primary Schools in the Worcestershire, West Berkshire, Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead, Wokingham and the south of Warwickshire.
The National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham is also featured on ‘seaside’ themed NACE educational bookmarks delivered to Primary Schools in Birmingham.


“The children enjoyed receiving their book mark – it coincided with World Book Day too.
What made these stand out were the colourful photographs of animals and the link to letter sounds”

“The bookmarks were colourful and well received by our pupils. Last week was book week and we had the Scholastics book fair in school too.”

“really pleased with bookmarks – we handed them out to the children on World Book Day”

“The children were given the bookmarks to take home with them. The staff thought the bookmarks were bright and colourful with lots of interesting facts and pictures on them.”

“The bookmarks were all given out for the children to take home.  The classes who received them on Friday loved them and we have given out the rest today for children to take home.”


South Gloucestershire Libraries are featuring Community Learning, and Surrey Libraries are making good use of bookmarks to promote their Library Direct Home Service,  reaching people unable to get to a static library because of illness, disability, mobility problems or caring responsibilities, including Young Carers.


Libraries love bookmarks and are always asking for more!

  • Bookmarks help reduce damage to book stock!
  • Bookmark leave your presence and message with the user.
  • Bookmarks are a gift and will be owned and used by a reader.
  • Much more than just a leaflet!

They share them in meetings, user groups, clubs, school visits, partner venues, outreach events as well as offering them via dispensers and counter-top placement. They give ‘um to their friends!

Your can be part of this… this is how it works.

Library and Educationally driven bookmark campaigns.
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