Following an Arts Council funded pilot a Living Knowledge Network has been launched to bring knowledge to life in libraries.
The British Library, along with 22 public library partners and the national libraries of Scotland and Wales have worked together to develop cultural and learning activities centred around improving the experience of public library users.
Since The Living Knowledge Network’s pilot over 1 million people have engaged with Living Knowledge Network exhibitions, events and live screenings of cultural activities.
Dr John Scally, National Librarian and Chief Executive of National Library of Scotland, said:
As founding partners, we have been pleased to see the progress made during the pilot phase, and look forward to seeing this network continue to grow, bringing together best practice in all parts of the UK.
Pedr ap Llwyd, Chief Executive and Librarian from The National Library of Wales, said:
The National Library of Wales has played a key role in the implementation of Welsh Government strategies for public libraries during the past decade and more. A collaborative approach has yielded great results in Wales and the Living Knowledge Network gives us a great opportunity to learn from other nations and share our own experiences in an UK-wide context.
Today (26th April) as part of the Network a pop exhibition Writing: Making Your Mark opens in over 20 Living Knowledge libraries.
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