Author Archives: jahschmidt

Extra! Extra! Libraries Extra!

Libraries Extra enables you to enjoy extra access to your community library at times when the library isn’t staffed. All you need is a special Libraries Extra card to get the extra access which a member of staff can provide … Continue reading

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Calling all comic lovers!

Welcome to our newest electronic resource – ComicsPlus! Similar to Zinio (our free subscription magazine service), ComicsPlus offers unlimited access to over 16,000 popular and classic comic titles. Here it is. Here are a few things you’ll need to know: … Continue reading

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Get online in libraries

It’s becoming more essential than ever to be online in order to operate in today’s world. More of our day to day services are based online, many will only be available online soon and money savings can be made if … Continue reading

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Carol – BHCC/GMB Learning Award winner 2012

Carol works at both Hove and Mile Oak Libraries and is keen to encourage customers to use their local library. Libraries regularly run art and craft activities for children and Carol noticed how much parents enjoyed helping their children with … Continue reading

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Tales of the City

This summer I was working on an animation project for the Brighton Photo Biennial, working in partnership with Photoworks, Brighton & Hove City Library Services and the Youth Arts Project, part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Youth Service. The … Continue reading

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Hollingbury Library’s new mini wildflower meadow

All this summer visitors to Hollingbury library have been welcomed by the sight of our beautiful new mini wildflower meadow. The project began several months ago when we decided that the old prickly shrubs at the front had to go, … Continue reading

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Council Connect

One of the best parts of my job is when I get to sit down with members of the public and help them get online as part of our Council Connect sessions. Usually these are staffed by volunteers, who kindly … Continue reading

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