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Blaby Library Community Project

As part of our Arts Council England NPO funding, we will be developing a community project at Blaby library aimed at local children and families. A working group consisting of key staff across the library service have identified four project ideas that we will be consulting with the public on:

  • Family games groups: Including the creation of Blaby Library Games: physical, digital or both! Games group to continue after project ends.
  • Story Trail: Development of Blaby Story Trail, bespoke to the local area. Learning and sharing about local tales, myths and stories.
  • Blaby Town Walk: Creation of a Guided Blaby Walk to learn about the area. Trail to encourage library visits and exploration of the local area.
  • Augmented Reality Art: Creation of AR Art, making pictures come to life. Exhibition… virtual, in library, through the town or all?!

This is a great opportunity for the Blaby Creative Expressions in Libraries project to be led and driven by public need and interest from project inception, all the way through to the project output which will be co-created will the local community. You can vote for your favourite project here.

The consultation will run until the end of July in order to give the maximum number of families the chance to give their opinion. Once we have looked at and considered the results, we will decide on our project’s direction. The next exciting step will be to commission a creative practitioner from the creative sector to facilitate and deliver this.

The results of the consultation will influence which project we will proceed with; there is flexibility to combine ideas or proceed with two projects rather than the one if needed. Once the project direction has been agreed, the next steps would be to commission a creative practitioner from the creative sector to bring our plans to life!