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Summer Reading Challenge 2018
Mischief Makers -Summer Reading Challenge 2018 in Libraries
Mischief Makers -Summer Reading Challenge 2018 in LibrariesThis year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much-loved comic, Beano. It’s totally free and children have to sign up and visit their library 3 times over the summer and read 6 books to complete the Challenge. They will receive a collector poster, to record their progress and keep a record of their Summer reading Challenge journey. As they read their books they will receive scratch and sniff stickers and incentives plus a medal and certificate on completion. All 39 libraries and the Mobile Library in Gloucestershire will run the Challenge from 14th July until 8th September - 10,000 children took part last year in the County so we hope even more will take part this year! Pop in and join up to get your free goodies!
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Gloucestershire Libraries Events
Virtual Library
Encyclopedias
The John Johnson Collection
The John Johnson Collection
This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Arts and Music
BFI Screenonline
BFI Screenonline
An online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of film and television clips, supplemented by rich and authoritative contextual material by expert writers, thousands of stills, posters and press books and an education zone for schools.
European Blues Association
European Blues Association
Incorporating the Archive of African American Music, The European Blues Association (EBA) promotes performances of African American Music in its many forms; provides participative educational activities for young people and adults; encourages research into African American Music and its cultural heritage, and in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, facilitates study and discussion of issues related to the development of Black Music and its relationships with pop music and culture.
Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library
Listen to over 608,000 tracks of Classical, Jazz, Blues, World and Chinese music and access biographies of composers, discographies, opera synopses and libretti, and educational resources for GCSE and A-Level.
Dictionaries & Reference
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online
Search across 175 dictionaries and reference books.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Over 50,000 biographies of key people born or linked to Great Britain.
Inform Gloucestershire: Research & Intelligence
Inform Gloucestershire: Research & Intelligence
Inform Gloucestershire: Statistics, market research, maps, facts and figures relating to Gloucestershire...
Which Online
Which Online
Which? Online: Consumer product information and comparison magazine.
Local & Family History
Ancestry.co.uk
Ancestry.co.uk
The largest family history site online with over 4 billion names in worldwide historical records.
Find My Past genealogical database
Find My Past genealogical database
Findmypast.co.uk was the first website to make the complete birth, marriage and death records for England and Wales available online
Newspapers & Journals
19th Century Newspapers
19th Century Newspapers
19th Century Newspapers - search full text content across national and regional newspapers.
Times Digital Archive
Times Digital Archive
Times Digital Archive: Search full text content 1785 - 2006.
NewsBank
NewsBank
Access U.K., Ireland and International Newspapers. Full-text content of local and regional newspapers.
Gloucestershire Newspapers Collection
Gloucestershire Newspapers Collection
Gloucestershire Newspapers: Find out what papers we have and where we hold them - for the whole county!
London Gazette
London Gazette
Published By Authority. Official Newspaper of Record for the UK and a modern, efficient way to disseminate and record official, regulatory and legal information.
Business Information
Cobra
Cobra
Click through to Business information for employees, employers or people setting up new businesses.
Only available in Gloucester or through Ask Us.
Mint UK
Mint UK
Mint UK: a searchable database of over 3.5 million UK companies that can be used to create company reports and mailing lists. Available only from Ask Us or Gloucester Library.
Business Link
Business Link
Business Link: Business Advice and Support.
Growth Hub
Growth HubHelp for local businesses in Gloucestershire. Growth Hubs in the libraries will be a focal point for business owners who are seeking the relevant information, support, and knowledge needed to grow.
Computer Buddies
Computer BuddiesWhy not brush up your IT skills in the library we have trained staff and Computer Buddies who can help you
Quick Serve
Quick links to our Quick Serve pages quick serve