The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and BBC Scotland have signed a strategic partnership to enhance the range of services offered from public libraries. Under the partnership agreement, both parties will aim to deliver two initiatives per year: one large and one small, as well as collaboration on existing programmes. The two main initiatives for 2016/17 will be Make It Digital/Build IT Scotland and Love to Read. SLIC and BBC Scotland have a strong history of productive partnership on library programmes.

The partnership which will be owned and managed centrally within the BBC, will encourage new relationships with different divisions of the BBC and public libraries.

You can visit the Love to Read Website for more information on the national reading campaign or alternatively read the Love to Read Presentation which gives details of the 2016 event.

Below are a few BBC resources which you may also find useful:

Love to Read Guide for Libraries

How to get kids off smartphones and into books


Weather Watchers

The BBC have passed on information packs for staff in libraries to use to promote Weather Watchers locally. They have customised the packs to reflect local areas.

Weather Watchers Summer – Scotland – Glasgow & West

Weather Watchers Summer – Scotland – Edinburgh, Fife & East

Weather Watchers Summer – Scotland – Highlands & Islands

Weather Watchers Summer – Scotland – North East, Orkney & Shetlands

Weather Watchers Summer – Scotland – South

Weather Watchers Summer – Scotland – Tayside & Central