Country: England

Contact: Liz Gardner. Email:

Description: Staffordshire Libraries is made up of 43 libraries (20 managed by the Local Authority and 23 managed by the Community) plus mobile libraries and a service to care homes. Our libraries are community hubs hosting services, activities, events and regular groups linked to the needs of local people and focused around reading, digital and information, culture and creativity and health and wellbeing. During the pandemic when our libraries were closed, we developed a strong virtual offer and, with the return of physical events, are now developing a hybrid model of virtual and face to face activity so there is plenty of opportunity to work with non-UK libraries.

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Type of library: Library service with branch libraries

Population served: More than 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Activities for migrants
  • Activities for seniors
  • Activities in cooperation with other organizations
  • Art promotion
  • Book presentations (also meeting with authors)
  • Culture promotion
  • Exhibitions
  • Handcraft workshops
  • Health Literacy (healthcare workshops…)
  • Language courses (and other activities for language learning)
  • Library services for people with special needs
  • Lifelong Learning programs
  • Literacy
  • Literary workshops
  • Local culture (local heritage)
  • Reading clubs (Book clubs)
  • Reading promotion
  • Science Literacy
  • Storytelling
  • Sustainable development
  • Technology Literacy (Digital Literacy)
  • Unemployment
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Activities for seniors
  • Digital Literacy
  • e-Reading
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Exchange of information
  • Exchange of resources
  • Exhibitions
  • Information Literacy programs
  • Joint conferences and seminars
  • Joint publications
  • Lifelong Learning programs
  • Promotion of local culture
  • Promotion of multiculturalism and multilingualism
  • Reading clubs
  • Reading promotion
  • Social media
  • Staff training
  • Storytelling
  • Volunteer programs

Languages spoken by staff: English

Languages spoken by patrons: English, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian, Pashto, Dari, Urdu, Gujarati,

Preferred countries for cooperation: No preference

Searching partners for European program: No

Participating in any European Union program: No