Cumbria remembers WW1

Posted 24 Oct 2014 by Helen Towers in Latest Libraries News

The Library and Archives services in Cumbria have worked together to produce a dedicated First World War website, to help people living in Cumbria discover the county’s role in the Great War, and to showcase the archival and local studies material held in our collections.

The website covers a number of topics ranging from life on the home front to wartime poetry and literature. Visitors to it can discover how events shaping the First World War unfolded on a daily basis, both internationally and at home in Cumbria.

A short reading list picks out some important books set in the first world war. There is also an area for promoting books specifically written by CUmbrian authors.

The web pages also provide an opportunity to search copies of local Cumbrian newspapers for references to soldiers from this area who fought in the war, including news of volunteering, honours awarded, home leave and, more sadly, casualties and deaths.

The web pages can be visited here

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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