Gloucestershire Libraries scoop prestigious award

At a special celebration event, Gloucestershire Libraries were announced as the winners of the #FunandFulfilment award for their Children’s Craft and Creativity projects.


The No Child Left Behind Awards, organised by Cheltenham Borough Council were held at Cheltenham Town Hall on the evening of Wednesday 9 March.

The #FunandFulfilment award was handed to Gloucestershire Libraries in recognition of the positive difference they have made to the lives of children including:

  • Free events and activities that inspire learning, connection, and creativity.
  • Helping children catch up with their education following two years of disrupted learning.
  • Computer access and printing for homework.
  • Baby bounce music sessions, craft sessions, theatre visits, innovation labs, summer reading challenge, and more. 
  • Bringing communities back together after lockdown.  

Cllr Dave Norman, cabinet member for libraries, said: “It’s very pleasing to know our libraries are continuing to provide a very high standard of service for children despite the difficulties and challenges of the past two years due to the pandemic. I would like to thank the whole team for their hard work and dedication, and congratulate them on winning this award.”

Gloucestershire Libraries are now gearing up for the highlight of the year, the annual Summer Reading Challenge. Each year, the challenge encourages young people to get involved by reading six books connected to a specific theme, with games, competitions, and stickers to inspire them along the way. Further information will be announced in the coming months.

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