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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Shortlist for the 2007 CILIP / LiS Libraries Change Lives Award announced

Three schemes are in the running for the 2007 CILIP/LiS Libraries Change Lives Award:
* A bibliotherapy project in East Ayrshire providing alternative treatment for people with depression and mild mental health problems
* A scheme in Leeds providing loans of large print fiction books for partially sighted children in the classroom so that they can read books alongside their peers in mainstream schools
* A UK-wide project developing the role of public libraries in supporting refugees and asylum seekers to promote social inclusion and build self esteem, where two library services (in Leicester and in the London Borough of Camden) have set up work placements for refugees.

The winner of the award will be announced by Roger McGough, OBE, on 18 April 2007 at the Library + information Show (LiS), NEC, Birmingham, UK

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