Public libraries and Coronavirus: Tameside, Public library services and Coronavirus: GLL, Imagine a library service with no buildings, we’re living there now. They are affiliated to, but not run by, the main TED series of talks which are far bigger affairs. In conclusion, well, you can probably tell I like the place, It’s not been immune from cuts – it lost Sunday opening a couple of years ago – but you can be in this place and not be aware of Austerity.  And that’s interesting.  Like Liverpool and Manchester it was built before the current government started cutting back local public services in 2010 and, somehow, has avoided the PFI fate of the Library of Birmingham which is now a byword for financial over-ambition. Tuesday. Closed Now. News. Oldham Libraries are carrying out this survey to better understand who our digital audiences are and how digital audiences are engaging with arts and culture online, more generally. Saturday. Oldham is now under national lockdown coronavirus restrictions. Oh, and the TEDx talks? The one at Oldham included – extraterrestrial life, makerspaces, face recognition, three dimensional vision in insects and the pitfalls of using the Tinder dating app. Find resources for home learning, NTI, and VLA- free with your library card! PFI gets a bad rap, and rightly so, but one of the upsides of it is that the place has to be maintained properly. Community See All. 121 closed 2015/116, 106 2014/15, 29 2013/14, 201 2011/12 and 33 2010/11. Oldham Council Public Library Byelaws . Just like it says on the entrance. 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The next thing that strikes you is the effortless mixture of computers and books.  I’ve been to some libraries where you barely notice the books when you come in as they’ve been shoved out of the way to make way for PCs and council service points.  Not so here.  There are enough shelves, and enough new books, to please the traditionalist but also one hundred public access computers to please the student and those in need of the Online.  There is also easy-to-connect to wifi (no need to register with a username or password) but, disappointingly, its strength is poor and in some areas – like the performance space – is almost non-existent. The building is also combined with a lifelong learning centre and a (pre-existing) gallery.  Like all co-locations, there are issues with this but overall it looks like it works well, with natural crossover between the different user groups. Special Called Meeting: January. The Libraries Taskforce provides leadership and assistanc… Temporary Service Change. 2016/17 105 closed. Oldham Library opening times. Hi Liz. Excellent, attracting a whole bunch of interested people.  It was livestreamed by HackSpace Oldham (who had 800 views in the morning) and it’s now on YouTube (see below).  Incidently, tickets were sold electronically by Eventbrite.  I’m a convert to this technology having recently sold out a theatre event in a library almost entirely by using Ticket Source. Friday. Monday. Learn some of our favorite storytime songs & rhymes to enjoy at home! The construction was carried out by Kier Regional Limited, with capital expenditure of approximately £15 million. First Name Library. Due to new regulations, all OCPL locations will move to curbside only service beginning Nov. 21st. Cover face. 6720 KY-146, Crestwood KY 40014 Phone: +1 502-241-1108. Details of how coronavirus has affected library opening times events. Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre has been shortlisted for the 2007 Prime Minister's Better Public Buildings Award. Nice theatre too. That piqued my interest. Then I noticed that this same place was running a TEDx.  The world is neatly divided between people who have seen TED talks and those who haven’t.  I’m a fan of them.  They’re short talks by absolute experts on a multitude of fascinating subjects and I had not come across them being run in libraries before.  But that makes so much sense that they are.  After all, many libraries have the space (Oldham’s theatre only holds perhaps 80) and we’re in the knowledge and entertainment game, both of which are key parts of the TED offer too.  It’s a marriage made in heaven in fact.  So, that settled it, I had to go to Oldham.  This is what I found…. Education Centre Library Royal Oldham Hospital Rochdale Road ... Access Policy. 300 m 2. For more information on current services, please visit the COVID-19 information page. Hmm. Found this review of Oldham Library interesting or useful or both? */ /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. The South Oldham Library will reopen to in-person service Friday, November 20th for regular hours (10-5pm). Last Name, © Oldham Council 2021, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UT, Search the library catalogue, renew or reserve, What's on – online library events and activities, , Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UT. The Library will be closed for the holidays on: Thursday, Dec. 24th. Our library and information services directory. The survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete and your help will enable us to evaluate the impact of our digital work and help us understand how people’s consumption of online arts and culture have been changed by COVID-19. 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Updated on 22/03/2019 . Made under Section 19 of the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964. Notice the references to Oldham. T: 0161 770 8000 E: libraries@oldham.gov.uk Join the library. A TEDx is a series of talks, normally short ones, by experts on various, seemingly random issues. Citizens Advice Oldham are temporarily delivering our services by telephone instead of face to face as part of our efforts to … Oldham Public Library 308 Yager Ave. LaGrange, Kentucky 40031 Map It United States. Oldham Library is a £21m PFI funded project opened in 2006. In compliance with GDPR, your data will be stored securely and will only be used for the purposes it was given. And what does the sound of a happy buzzing library sound like? Opens at 12:00 PM . Log in using your library card number and PIN. Friday, Jan. 1st. Oldham Libraries are carrying out this survey to better understand who our digital audiences are and how digital audiences are engaging with arts and culture online, more generally. What you can’t see in this picture are the illuminated test tubes by the entrance. Recent additions to WorldCat Oldham Public Library. There’s a good feeling to the place. Give it a go if you haven’t already.  And visit Oldham Library too. All people, and all ideas, are welcome. Closed. Thursday, Dec. 31st. OMA brings together the work of Gallery Oldham, Oldham Theatre Workshop, Oldham Arts Development and Oldham Local Studies and Archives into one exciting shared venue. Coronavirus – Public library ideas and responses, Reopening during Coronavirus: examples and ideas. Computers are free to use for an hour or more and there were plenty of takers.  Those that are overly proud of libraries losing their “shush” image need to remember that a quiet study space is an unique selling point of the library.  In places, things have moved too far away from quiet and the noise actively turns off many library users. A special called meeting of the OCPL Board will be held virtually on Tuesday, January 5th. 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Size. Welcome to OCPL's new website! Oldham is now in "Tier 4 Stay at home" coronavirus restrictions. Many local councils let you renew library items like books and DVDs online. Log in with either your Library Card Number or EZ Login. or. Subscribe to the Love Libraries what's on guide I’ve seen at least five different libraries now, including a few in the US, with that Doctor Who quote. My wife came home one day raving about this lovely library she’d been in.  This is not normal behaviour for her.  Being married to (I like to think) one of the premier library nerds in the country has caused her to be a little jaded on the subject sometimes.  Can’t think why. Full service to Northern Care Alliance staff and students, and local public health staff. This report was written by Joan O’Bryan with the help of the Libraries Taskforce, especially Sheila Bennett and Charlotte Lane. Goshen Branch. There is a lot of attention to detail in this place.  The areas merge nicely into eachother but, very importantly, there is zoning.  This means that there is a loud and buzzing children’s library (it’s great – there’s lego, a wet space, special pram park and hooks for coats, love it) near to the study area but a wall means you san study in reasonable peace.  And a lot of people were. The TED oganisation actually have guidance and advice specifically for public library-hosted TEDx events. Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre Cultural Quarter Greaves Street Oldham OL1 1AL. Log In. England – Listed by alphabetical order of council name. Sunday. Additional support was generously provided by Julia Chandler, Ben Lee, Colin Gibson, Simon Richardson, and Sophie Lancaster. OCPL is now hiring for a Branch Courier. See more of Oldham County Public Library of Texas on Facebook. Case Study: Fresh Horizons, Huddersfield. They are fascinating and worth the effort. The new lockdown guidance published this evening Monday 4 December say that “”Libraries can also remain open to provide access to IT and digital services – for example for people who do not have it at home – and for click-and-collect services”. Request a new pin, #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:13px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } Floors-Architect. Give me a clue! A special thank you to the following interviewees: Carol Boswarthack, Diana Edmonds, Jacob Fredrickson, Beverly Hawkins, Jan Holden, Praveen Manghani, Joe Shaw, Samantha Sanford, and Hugh Waters. Not here I think. The Oldham Libraries Healthy New Year Festival is back! Join us on Facebook from 14-16 January for a happy, healthy start to 2021! However, due to new regulations, all locations of the Oldham County Public Library will move to curb-side and drive-thru service only starting Nov. 21st. Shared building. Warren O'Donoghue of Rabbitdigital Design has been wonderful in designing and creating this website, maintaining it and basically being there for the one hundred and one web problems that seem to surface all the time. Your email address will not be published. We are excited to reveal our new logo and website. There’s no tattiness in the building.  It feels new and not ten years old. Find out more → Take Part. Collections Description. Oldham Library is a £21m PFI funded project opened in 2006. It shows what a library can be, and should be, and has the capacity to evolve with the future as well.  It is, in short, genuinely open to all people and all ideas. Other points of interest in the building are the lifelong learning bits (which include a crèche), a garden outside, too much concrete (the only good concrete pillar in my book is painted concrete pillar) and the gallery (noticeably less used by the public than the library itself – ironically it was the only really quiet space in the building due to the lack of visitors), There are various museum pieces around the building too which accentuates the sense of place, as does the large picture windows which show some rather glorious panoramic views. Jul 22, 2013 - Want to know where the closest library is? Wash hands. 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Multidisciplinary healthcare library. 308 Yager Avenue, LaGrange, Ky. 40031 Phone: 1.502-222-9713 Fax: 1.502-222-1141 Email: ask@oldhampl.org Contact a specific staff member OCPL Moves to Curbside Service. To login select ‘Oldham Library’ from the drop down menu and enter your library barcode and PIN to login and use the service. The project reached financial close in May 2004. 160 people like this. It’s got a proper screen and projector but its not massive.  In fact, I think getting 80 into it would be a bit of a squeeze.  But its there and it’s got a great programme of events, with a packed leaflet.  But you wouldn’t know it from the truly dire library webpage. The information you provide will be held by Oldham Council and The Audience Agency, who are running the survey on our behalf. Contact Details. Storytime Snippets. Start Learning! How’s this for attention to detail and customer care? Arts, Heritage, Libraries and Music Service have got together to create Take Part, an online space that makes it easy to see what creative activities you can be involved in. Marge Ainsley on evaluation. Type of library. Citizens Advice. Pleased you liked it, Ben. There are also large collections of print material in other languages.  This is perhaps a good point to note that the library was heavily used by all groups while I visited, on a Saturday morning and afternoon.  There were large numbers from non-white sections of the community which was a pleasure to see.  I suspect the library does a lot of good for social cohesion in the town. Ah yes, the performance space. https://www.ted.com/participate/organize-a-local-tedx-event/before-you-start/event-types/library-event, It also looks from the TEDx previous events listings that last year there were TEDx’s in Nottingham Libraries, and Hackney Libraries. Your email address will not be published. Read More... Job Posting: Branch Courier. The Oldham County Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting over zoom on 12/17/20 at 6pm. Public Libraries News by Ian Anstice is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. When and how will public libraries reopen in England? This sign at the entrance to Oldham Library pretty much sums up my entire philosophy of what a public library should be. You are here: Home; Libraries; Find a library; Find a library . "the Act" means the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964; b. You may not think having a wifi is the a theatre is important (rather the opposite in fact, possibly) but it prevented me from tweeting about the talks. When and how will public libraries reopen in England? 1. Anything you tell us will be kept confidential, is anonymous and will only be used for research purposes. Get it sorted Oldham. The try the following reviews as well: Still no idea what TEDx is. The Building The Building. Oldham was the site world’s first “test tube baby” in 1978. Asylum seekers and refugees and their families are able to use full range of library services. Library members will be able to use a limited number of public computers for pre-booked one-hour sessions at Oldham, Chadderton, Crompton, Failsworth and Lees libraries. A mediocre library webpage from circa 2005 somehow still surviving today. This used to be for a makerspace but the Oldham Hack Space (encouraged by the library and in partnership with them) opened up somewhere else and so the room has been repurposed for craft activities.  There are a bunch of children’s board games in there as well.  One thing to look out for in the future is that they’re going to get some adult games (no, not that sort, rather, think Settlers of Catan).  On the other side this room is a wall with a lot of pro-library quotes on it. South Oldham Branch. This text-only dinosaur of a monstrosity shows all that is bad about a council (not a library) controlled library webpage.  Text is running out of some of the windows, there’s no real promotion going on of the place, let alone of events.  The webpage is, in short, an embarrassment and shows what happens when a key shop window for an organisation is controlled by someone else whose priorities are not theirs.  Get it sorted, Oldham.  Anyway, the thing here is that many libraries have meeting rooms this big, although often not with multi-level seating, and so many could host a series of theatre productions and great things like TEDx talks. Nicely done. You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. From 1st April 2018 to March 2019, CIPFA reported 35 libraries closed cf 2017/2018 127 libraries lost. 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM. The Oldham Library project is a 27 year concession to finance, construct, operate and maintain Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre, procured by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. 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