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    • Efford Plymouth
    • What is HeadSpace?
      • HeadSpace is a place where you can read, listen, surf, talk, meet friends, enjoy a drink or a snack and generally chill, to your heart’s and head’s content.
      • One of 20 innovative pilot projects in libraries across England
    • Opportunities for 11-19s:
      • Choose activities and projects
      • Host events
      • Create online content
      • Photograph events and activities
      • Choose books, consoles and games
      • Use technology
      • Organise and attend promotional events
      • Read and review books
      • Volunteer at HeadSpace
      • Use a wide range of library services
    • What’s happening at HeadSpace?
      • Manga drawing workshops
      • Nintendo Wii tournaments
      • Blogging
      • Author visits:
      • Chris Higgins at the library, Darren Shan at Waterstones & Joanna Nadin at the University of Plymouth
      • Guitar hero tuition
      • HeadSpace got talent and X factor
      • Songwriting & beatboxing
      • Local projects:
      • Efford Library Mural design, Happy Valley Day
    • HeadSpace: the movie
      • HeadSpace 11-14s made a promotional movie in 2008
      • The film was shown on the BBC Big Screen in Plymouth’s City Centre
    • HeadSpace: the movie II
      • HeadSpace 15-18s group created a film entry for the Public Library Building Awards 2009 in partnership with the Youth Offending Prevention team
      • The library was entered under the category Innovation as the design was developed in response to the needs of HeadSpace and other user groups
    • Online…
      • HeadSpace Efford launched their own blog following International Youth Day 2008
      • http:// headspaceefford.wordpress.com
      • 350 views to date
      • HeadSpace Efford also twitter – the application is embedded on the blog
      • HeadSpace Efford 15-19s have created their own Facebook group
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    • Where did we start?
      • Summer 2006 consultations took place for National Lottery and The Reading Agency HeadSpace project funding bid
      • Created partnerships
      • Design consultations
      • Outreach with local youth groups
      • Stock buy at Waterstones
      • Choosing furniture
      • Planning the launch event
    • Our aims
      • To increase the number of 11-19s visiting the library
      • To increase the library membership of 11-19s
      • To increase the number of 11-19s getting accreditation through volunteering at HeadSpace
    • National HeadSpace targets
      • By 2010:
      • 205 young people engaged in HeadSpace activities (117)
      • 30 young people involved in designing and planning the HeadSpace site (40)
      • 2 young people undertaking work placements or securing employment with the library service or partners (2 planned work placements)
      • 35 young people have improved knowledge, understanding or skills (40)
      • 25 young people have improved awareness of their own feelings (36)
      • 30 young people experience personal development and social progress (33)
      • 140 young people discover opportunities for enjoyment, inspiration and creativity as a result of their involvement (36)
      Using HeadSpace Efford figures and records; The Reading Agency HeadSpace evaluation tools
    • 18 months on…
      • Due to an expanding group size we divided HeadSpace into two age groups 11-14s and 15-19s
      • HeadSpace 11-14s providing volunteer support to local events
      • HeadSpace 15-19s entered a national competition on behalf of their library
      • HeadSpace continues to host innovative young people’s events at the library
    • What the young people say…
      • “It’s fun!!!!!!”
      • “I have new friends”
      • “It stops me reading too much”
      • “I have new friends (the volunteers) Pete and Sam!!!”
      • “We have parties and we are allowed to make noise in the library”
      • Using National Youth Agency Participation tool “What’s Changed?”
      • Any questions?
      • Email:
      • [email_address]
      • or call 01752 306791