22nd June 2015 | PLIF

Community Engagement

Organisation: Dumfries & Galloway Libraries

Project Title: Let’s Talk – our history & our memories

Project Aim: To provide a new service aimed at a wide range of ages to encourage and engage in reminiscence and education through a variety of media on the history and heritage of Dumfries and Galloway

Award: £8,887


Organisation: North Ayrshire Council

Project Title: North Ayrshire eBooks

Project Aim: The project aims to support community capacity to develop and digitise  local history resources , to be created and used in intergenerational, family and community learning situations in libraries and to widen access to these resources to all libraries, community centres and arts centres and on the web.

Award: £9,160


Organisation: West Dunbartonshire Libraries & Culture

Project Title: Clydebank Library Refurbishment Consultancy

Project Aim: To engage creatively with library users, former users, non-users and staff to elicit their opinions on current library provision within Clydebank and their aspirations for a refurbished Clydebank Library fit for the 21st century.

Award: £13,000


Organisation: West Lothian Libraries

Project Title: Your Library: Boys Toys

Project Aim: Raising confidence and reading attainment in boys age 8 to 18 in the most deprived communities in West Lothian, equipping them with skills to further their eventual employability opportunities.

Award: £9,940


Digital Creativity and Inclusion

Organisation: Angus Libraries

Project Title: CoderDojo Club

Project Aim: To establish CoderDojos in Angus

Award: £2,850


Organisation: East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust

Project Title: Fab Lab

Project Aim: To develop provision and engagement with digital technology, with guidance from a digital guru.

Award: £15,040


Organisation: East Lothian Library Service

Project Title: 3D Printing for all

Project Aim: Introduce 3D printing to communities in East Lothian

Award: £2,950


Organisation: Edinburgh City Libraries & Information Services

Project Title: Free Edinburgh’s History

Project Aim: Engage customers in identifying images held in library collections by providing high quality access to unpublished /anonymous and orphan works

Award: £6,000


Organisation: Falkirk Community Trust

Project Title: Minecraft as a tool for digital creativity and inclusion

Project Aim: Engage young people aged 7-12 who have been identified as disadvantaged and do not use Falkirk Community Trust Libraries

Award: £4,300


Organisation: Glasgow Libraries

Project Title: Coder in Residence

Project Aim: To appoint a Coder in Residence for Glasgow Libraries who will create a sustainable framework for the delivery of coding sessions for young people using upskilled library staff and volunteers

Award: £32,000


Organisation: Renfrewshire Libraries

Project Title: Loan to Learn

Project Aim: To tackle digital exclusion in low income families, highlighting the benefits of library online resources, suitable educational apps and support in using tablet technology, while also promoting reading, and the library as a community resource

Award: £8,866


Organisation: Stirling Council

Project Title: Mobile Maker Space: Enabling Digital Creativity Through Outreach

Project Aim: To engage a cross sector of local communities in digital creation activities through a mobile maker space, for use in a venues across rural Stirlingshire

Award: £14,500


Organisation: Western Isles Council

Project Title: Digital Zone Hebrides: Library Connect

Project Aim: To improve digital participation opportunities through libraries across the Western Isles

Award: £22,259



Health & Wellbeing

Organisation: Angus Libraries

Project Title: Dementia Memory Boxes Project

Project Aim: To establish a range of memory boxes in each service point to stimulate memories and conversations between dementia sufferers and others

Award: £2,230


Organisation: East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust

Project Title: Words for Wellbeing

Project Aim: To build on and expand the work of previous health projects by offering rural and targeted communities in East Dunbartonshire a programme of information and bibliotherapeutic activities

Award: £10,900


Organisation: Fife Cultural Trust

Project Title: Walk ON with Fife Libraries

Project Aim: To promote the physical and mental health benefits of walking, reading and sharing books by creating a series of health walks which begin and end at a library, followed by an informal meeting of walk participants to listen to, chat about and share books in a safe and welcoming environment

Award: £5,000


Organisation: Midlothian Council

Project Title: Extending the Braw Blether Network

Project Aim: This new project aims to broaden access to Bibliotherapy, which can help improve mental health and wellbeing, prevent mental ill-health and encourage communities to engage in effective self-management. This proposal will extend access to this Bibliotherapy by developing a model of wider provision through existing local groups/services.

Award: £20,000


Organisation: North, South & East Ayrshire Libraries

Project Title: Health and Wellbeing Information in Libraries Phase 3

Project Aim: To promote public library services to health and social care professionals in our local communities across Ayrshire and Arran as part of a three year health information strategy and to extend the Reading Well offer to include the Dementia Books on Prescription.

Award: £7,517


Organisation: Perth & Kinross Libraries & Information Service

Project Title: Reminiscence Groups in Libraries

Project Aim: To establish reminiscence groups in libraries throughout Perth & Kinross to encourage engagement with the library service, increase cultural participation, reduce isolation and improve sense of well-being

Award: £4,450


WW1 Commemorative Projects

Organisation: East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust

Project Title: East Dunbartonshire’s War

Project Aim: To engage young people and local communities with their First World War local history in new and exciting ways

Award: £20,000


Organisation: Moray Council Libraries Service

Project Title: Great Reads of the Great War

Project Aim: To help young people develop a greater understanding of the First World War

Award: £3,919


National Reading Promotion

Organisation: Adult Reading Strategy Group

Project Title: ReaDiscover

Project Aim: National Adult Reader Development promotion to run from Feb-May 2016, focusing on the theme of innovation architecture

Award: £22,558