Latest library news
Reading Well for long term conditions
In celebration of Health Information Week, Monday 3 July saw the national launch of a new Reading Well scheme for people with long term conditions and their carers. The 28 books in the collection cover specific conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, IBS, stroke and asthma, as well as common symptoms such as sleeping difficulties, pain management and fatigue. There are also fiction titles and personal stories related to living with a long term condition. The books provide general advice and information and can be prescribed by health professionals. They are also freely available at the library.
If you 'd like to find out more about the Reading Well collections, contact your library or visit our health and wellbeing web page.
Animal Agents summer reading challenge
The children's summer reading challenge started on Saturday 1 July and this year there's something fishy going on at the library. The Animal Agents need children to help them crack the case! Children are invited to visit the library four times over the holidays and read any six books to complete the challenge by Saturday 9 September. They will collect stickers and clues along the way, and everyone who completes the challenge will receive a medal and certificate. Pop into your library to sign up and look out for special events over the summer.
RBdigital - the new name for OneClickDigital
Library members can now choose from over 1000 free audio downloads from RBdigital. Listen on your PC, Mac, smartphone or MP3 player. If you have previously registered with OneClickDigital you do not need to re-register - your app will automatically upgrade to the new enhanced RBdigital app.
Note: members who join online will need to visit a library to upgrade their membership in order to access this service.
MyWorkSearch is a job search and training tool for jobseekers. It provides support for all aspects of looking for and securing a new job, and helps with day to day search activities. You can find out what type of job to look for, find local employers, create a CV, get interview advice, search 100s of job vacancies, and more. You can even link MyWorkSearch to your Universal Jobmatch account.
Registration is free, but you'll need to sign up from a library computer first. Once you've registered you will be able to use MyWorkSearch from any computer. There's online advice and free web training available.
Cheshire Libraries now subscribe to a wide range of e-Magazines from Magzter. These are available to library members free of charge. To access these, you must first register on the Magzter website and then click on 'Create a Library User Account'.
You can read the magazines online in your web browser or on your computer or laptop. Simply log in and choose the magazine you wish to read. Alternatively, download the Magzter Library app via the App Store or Play Store so you can download and store magazines on your device, helping you to save data when you're on the go. You could save money on your favourite magazine subscriptions and find new titles to read, so why not register with Magzter and find out what's on offer?
Libraries' social media policies
The Libraries’ Twitter and Facebook accounts are managed during office hours on Monday - Friday. Our Cheshire East Libraries Twitter policy (PDF, 76KB) and Cheshire East Libraries Facebook policy (PDF, 79KB) outline what you can expect from CEC Libraries.