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Black History Month 2020

Pen to Print is gearing up for another Black History Month in times that are more challenging than we would have ever thought 12 months ago! It has always been our aim to give a voice to those from minority and underrepresented communities and at this time of year our work becomes ...

Celebrating Talent – No Matter Who you are or Where you come from

Madeleine White interviews Lena Smith   Once upon a time the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham libraries decided to create a literary festival. The aim was to get a borough with very low literacy rates engaged with reading books and using libraries in an innovative way. So, in 2011 the reading festival ...

Barking and Dagenham libraries: a new NPO, and hosting the Libraries Taskforce

Barking and Dagenham libraries: a new NPO, and hosting the Libraries Taskforce Posted by:Julia Chandler, Posted on:26 June 2018 on GOV.UK - Categories:Outcome: communities, Outcome: culture, Outcome: literacy, Taskforce The 20th meeting of the Libraries Taskforce took place in Barking Learning Centre (BLC) on Tuesday 12 June. A large modern building opposite the Town Hall, which contains the ...