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    • 2013 Highlights
    • We celebrated 75 years of Bolton Central Library at Le Mans Crescent, and 160 years of the library service in Bolton.
    • We were awarded a grant of £115,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the re-development of the Egyptology Gallery.
    • Over 2000 children across Bolton took part in 2013’s ‘Creepy House’ themed Summer Reading Challenge.
    • We unveiled a new permanent display of Nat Lofthouse memorabilia in the Bolton Lives Gallery. Photo: The Bolton News
    • Bolton showed off its wealth of creative talent with over 270 entries into the 5th Open Art exhibition.
    • We worked with libraries across the North of England to celebrate Try Reading and the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
    • We celebrated the 260th anniversary of Samuel Crompton’s birth.
    • The Aquarium successfully renewed its zoo licence for the next 7 years for the wonderful freshwater fish collection from all over the world.
    • 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
    • We celebrated the summer Festival of Archaeology with a range of events including talks, finds days and fairs. Look out for more in 2014!
    • 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?!
    • 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.
    • We launched our new website www.boltonlams.co.uk. Pop by for a browse if you haven’t already!