“When in doubt, go to the library” -Lynn Clark

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North Lanarkshire librarian Lynn Clark speak about the importance of libraries at North Lanarkshire Council's event Self Directed Support: The Bigger Picture on 8th November 2011.

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  • “When in doubt, go to the library” -Lynn Clark

    1. 1. “ When in doubt, go to the library” J.K.Rowling Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
    2. 4. North Lanarkshire Libraries <ul><li>23 Libraries and </li></ul><ul><li>6 Mobile libraries </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a library near you! </li></ul>
    3. 5. Book Bug Sessions
    4. 6. School class visits
    5. 8. 13-year-old Shabri Cummings <ul><li>&quot;This is like my sanctuary, it gives me thinking time.&quot; </li></ul>
    6. 9. Home Delivery
    7. 10. Mobile Library 3 Mobile Library vehicles, all with disabled access, make weekly visits to 180 locations in the district.
    8. 11. Free Internet and Wireless
    9. 12. www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/makinglifeeasier <ul><li>Finding every day activities difficult to manage? Or Living with a long term condition or disability? </li></ul><ul><li>Making Life Easier is an online service offering advice, information and direct access to simple pieces of equipment and adaptations for people living in North Lanarkshire . </li></ul>
    10. 13. Changing Places Adapted toilets in the community to help people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as many other disabled people enjoy the day to day activities many of us take for granted. North Lanarkshire Council have invested in these types of facilities
    11. 14. Book Groups
    12. 15. Words Book Festival Mushaira
    13. 16. Keith Richards, guitarist, The Rolling Stones <ul><li>&quot;When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equalizer.&quot; </li></ul>
    14. 17. @nlclibraries
    15. 18. <ul><li>All 50 Libraries across Lanarkshire have over 60 titles aimed at both helping people overcome problems and get the most from life, from parenting to older people. </li></ul>
    16. 19. <ul><li>“ I was able to understand what I was experiencing and why I felt the way I did. It also took away all the fears I had” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Now I’m able to cope and learned how to relax. I have a more positive outlook now. All the information has been very helpful and has changed my life.” </li></ul>Customer Comments
    17. 20. Let there be light
    18. 21. Let there be Light

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