Valerie attended the 21st Libraries Change Lives Awards in Westminsteron Tuesday 27 January 2012. The event was organised by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). The awards were open to all UK Library services and each project was judged according to criteria including; partnership working; meeting local needs and evidence of changing lives.
“Libraries are an invaluable resource to local communities. They are important to ensure that people gain access to a wide range of information. Young people in particular depend on libraries to progress in their studies. The Awards was a good way to highlight the relevance and value of libraries in our community.”
The winner was a project in Yorkshire, Library Songwriters: Skipton Rewind Club, which offers teenagers the chance to meet with library staff and a youth worker to develop their song-writing skills.
For more information on the awards and CILIP click here.