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Welcome back to Biblio-buzz 2023

The Alexandra Palace Children’s Book Award!

Book Images and Titles of Biblio buzz 2023As we count down to all the fun kicking-off in January 2023, we’re extremely excited to announce the 6 shortlisted authors and their amazing books!

  • The Consequence Girl by Alastair Chisholm
  • The Elemental Detectives by Patrice Lawrence
  • Twitch by M. G. Leonard
  • S.T.E.A.L.T.H Access Denied by Jason Rohan
  • Tyger by SF Said
  • The Bird Singers by Eve Wersocki Morris

Biblio-buzz is run by Alexandra Palace’s Creative Learning team in partnership with Haringey Library Services and is aimed at young people aged 9 to 12 years old.

From January 2023, participants are challenged to read 6 shortlisted texts, before voting for their favourite.

Biblio-buzz 2023 will culminate at an award ceremony on Friday 24 March at the Alexandra Palace Theatre, where participants will meet the authors, get their books signed, take part in workshops and Q&A sessions, and find out who the winners are at a very special ceremony.

There will also be another celebration on Saturday 25 March at Wood Green Library!

If you are a young reader looking to find out more about taking part in our literary challenge please visit any library or contact libraries@haringey.gov.uk 


Getting Ready for The Libraries Consortium!

Haringey Libraries will be officially joining The Library Consortium (TLC) from February 2023.

TLC is the UK's largest public library network of 23 library authorities across London and the South East!

Joining the consortium means that Haringey library members will soon have access to an additional 7.3 million items of stock and use libraries in any of the other areas that are also part of the consortium.

Other members of TLC are: Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Essex, Hackney, Hammersmith, Havering, Harrow, Havering, Hounslow, Kingston Upon Thames, Lewisham, Luton, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Sutton, Surrey, Thurrock, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. 

The Library Management System will also be upgraded, giving library users easy and accessible ways to use our library services as well as new customer interfaces.

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Warm Welcome at Haringey Libraries!

In Haringey, our libraries and museum have always been safe, warm, and welcoming spaces, and are part of the Haringey Warm Welcome Network.

Haringey Warm Welcome is a growing network of inclusive, warm, and welcoming spaces across the borough that are run by local businesses, organisations, and places of worship. We know that some residents may be finding it hard to keep their homes warm due to rising energy costs, so, these spaces provide a warm, safe place for residents to go, meet new people, and in some cases, get some refreshments, and take part in fun activities.

Hear from Cllr Julie Davies on how libraries are supporting our Warm Welcome initiative and the wide range of amazing activities and facilities on offer in our libraries across Haringey.

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Find out more about Warm Welcome spaces run by local businesses and community organisations.

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What's On in Libraries

You can search our events and activities using the event search on the activities and events page.

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Reading Well

Logo of Reading Well campaign

Reading Well helps you to understand and manage your health and well-being using helpful reading.

The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. People can be recommended a title by a health professional, or they can visit their local library and take a book out for free.

Many of the Reading Well titles are available to borrow as ebooks (external link) and e-audiobooks (external link). Find out how to join the library and access books digitally.

Reading Well Booklist External Link

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Reading Ahead

We are delighted to partner with the Reading Agency and bring #ReadingAhead to Haringey Libraries.

Reading Ahead is a reading challenge for young people and adults delivered by libraries and learning settings that asks participants to choose 6 reads. These can be books, magazines, recipes, letters - anything!

Challenge yourself to read and review 6 books that give you pleasure.

Start Your Reading Journey Today!

Reading Ahead External Link

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Page last updated:

January 31, 2023