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Bolton Library and Museum Services 2013 Highlights


Bolton Library and Museum Services 2013 Highlights

Bolton Library and Museum Services 2013 Highlights

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  • 1. 2013 Highlights
  • 2. We celebrated 75 years of Bolton Central Library at Le Mans Crescent, and 160 years of the library service in Bolton.
  • 3. We were awarded a grant of £115,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the re-development of the Egyptology Gallery.
  • 4. Over 2000 children across Bolton took part in 2013’s ‘Creepy House’ themed Summer Reading Challenge.
  • 5. We unveiled a new permanent display of Nat Lofthouse memorabilia in the Bolton Lives Gallery. Photo: The Bolton News
  • 6. Bolton showed off its wealth of creative talent with over 270 entries into the 5th Open Art exhibition.
  • 7. We worked with libraries across the North of England to celebrate Try Reading and the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
  • 8. We celebrated the 260th anniversary of Samuel Crompton’s birth.
  • 9. The Aquarium successfully renewed its zoo licence for the next 7 years for the wonderful freshwater fish collection from all over the world.
  • 10. Photographer Richard Gaskill won the Humphrey Spender John Marriot Scholarship for 2013 and was the subject of an exhibition ‘Sports, Spectacles and Spectators’. Photo: Richard Gaskill
  • 11. We celebrated the summer Festival of Archaeology with a range of events including talks, finds days and fairs. Look out for more in 2014!
  • 12. Our community libraries were awash with family activities including scarecrows, board games, object handling, drama, Summer Reading Challenge ‘Creepy House’ activities and more. Who says libraries have to be quiet?!
  • 13. Our annual Smithills Hall summer Garden Party attracted over 1000 visitors, with sell out ghost tours in October and November and a wonderful Christmas performance from the Bennett Ladies Choir.
  • 14. We launched our new website Pop by for a browse if you haven’t already!