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Gladstone, two books and a film for Christmas

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

This is my Christmas…I was going to say ‘letter’, but I guess it is more of a homily. Hey-ho!  I don’t get to preach often these days but this is what I feel 'compelled' to write. My text, if you can call it that, comes from Naomi Alderman, now a much lauded and fully established novelist, who was our first Writer in Residence in 2012.


De-accessioning in Stephen Gladstone Hall

by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 11th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Gladstone’s Library is embarking on a 24-month deaccessioning project on a section of its collections. This is the first review of the Library’s collections since 2008-10. Collection use and user demographic has changed rapidly in the past five years and the Library now has collection use data which can help it make decisions.


The perfect winter getaway...

by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 04th December 2018 | 0 Comments

As winter is well underway and Christmas is just around the corner, you might be considering a last-minute winter getaway. You might be looking for a destination that boasts a warm and cosy atmosphere, with a log fire, tranquil surroundings and a suitably festive ambiance; a place where you can curl up in an armchair with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate (or mulled wine!), after a brisk winter’s walk in the countryside.


Do your bit in a Christmas knit!

by Amy Sumner | Monday, 03rd December 2018 | 0 Comments

On Friday, 14th December the Gladstone’s Library team, along with thousands of people up and down the country, will start their day by pulling on a Christmas jumper for a great cause.