GCSE English Set Texts
October 22, 2020

If you’ve started GCSE English this year, you may have been givena pretty big reading list! Did you know we have many of these texts in our audiobook collection? Whether you read along with the printed copy or listen whilst curled up in bed, we can help you stay on top of your workload so you can focus in the classroom.

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Black History Month 2020
October 21, 2020

October is Black History Month in the UK, a time to celebrate the culture, history and achievement of Britain’s African and Caribbean communities. Across the country a wide variety of events are being held, from exhibitions of art and photography, to film screenings and poetry workshops.

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Round-up of the latest books for young members
October 20, 2020

A round up of all the new books that we have recently added to our collection, specifically for children and young members.

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New Books for Young People
October 12, 2020

If you're in need of a laugh (and who isn't) then this month we have just the thing with two new books in the Mr Majeika series and a new Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

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Book Review with Lynne Reid Banks for Libraries Week
October 12, 2020

As part of Libraries Week, we spoke to Calibre Audio member and author Lynne Reid Banks about one of the books that helped shape her world.

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New Books for October
October 6, 2020

With autumn now officially here, we have a bumper harvest of new books going into the library this month.

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Banned Books Week 2020
October 2, 2020

Banned Books Week UK is a nationwide campaign held in the last week of September to celebrate the freedom to read.

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National Poetry Day 2020
October 1, 2020

Today is National Poetry Day, the perfect opportunity to either embark on a deeper exploration of the subject, or just dip your toe in the water. Here are some the wonderful poetry books that we have added to our collection this year.

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New Books for Young People
September 11, 2020

There seems to be a bit of a theme emerging in our new fiction for younger members this month with tales of swapping or choosing family members, rather than having to put up with the ones you’ve got.

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New Books for September
September 11, 2020

Although the high temperatures and blazing sun of this summer are beginning to fade like a dream, we can console ourselves with the prospect of spending more time reading as the days draw in, not that we need an excuse to enjoy a good book! This month’s list of new books is a great place to start with a selection of non-fiction, horror and contemporary fiction to choose from.

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Roald Dahl Quiz
September 11, 2020

This Roald Dahl day find out exactly how much you know about his books with our whizzpopping quiz...

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New Books for Young People
August 11, 2020

With school still a distant memory, and the new term a little while off, it’s time to listen to some great stories before the compulsory reading list appears on the horizon!

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New Books for August
August 10, 2020

With another month comes another intriguing and entertaining selection of new books for the Calibre library.

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A Sporting Calibre Summer
July 27, 2020

Tradition demands that now July is here, we should all be enjoying the quintessentially British pastimes of cricket and tennis, relaxing in the summer sunshine with our strawberries and cream and glasses of Pimms.

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New Books for Young People
July 13, 2020

It’s a new month, with new books, and we have a new author for you to try whose tale of an extraordinary gorilla sailing the high seas has been described as providing ‘several hours of joy’ by no less than Philip Pullman...

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Black Lives Matter
July 10, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement has left a lot of people wanting to better understand what it means to be black in a society where white privilege is the norm. To support this, we've been adding new black authors to our diverse collection of audiobooks.

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New Books for July
July 9, 2020

This month we have a great selection of non-fiction titles to suit even the most jaded reader, and more! See the full list here for books on the environment, sport, pop culture, self-help, and biographies.

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HiVIS Fortnight – Week 2
June 10, 2020

For the second week of Hi VIS Fortnight 2020 we are highlighting the BBC’s list of 100 ‘Novels that Shaped the World’ which can be accessed in alternative formats.

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New Books for Young People
June 10, 2020

Our new books for young people this month include one from this year's Greenaway Prize shortlist and wait for it - two books about poo written by members of the band McFly in their hugely successful Dinosaur books. I think it's fair to say we have something for everyone!

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New books for June
June 12, 2020

Summer is here, so why not put your feet up and get stuck into some of the new books on offer this month. We have a tremendous selection for you to choose from, despite the fact most of us are working from home, all thanks to the magic of technology.

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Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’
June 3, 2020

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, readers are being asked to vote for their favourite of the past 24 winners, and to join in the conversation around the amazing prize winning books on the list.

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New young member's audiobooks added in 2020 so far
May 14, 2020

Here is a complete list of the children and young adult books that we have added to our collection so far this year.

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New Books for Young People
May 13, 2020

This month we have a real mix of titles from a football legend, a fairytale adventure in a world of mermaids and pirates and a hilarious tale about the Bolds, a family of hyenas in disguise...

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New books for May
May 13, 2020

We may all be in lockdown but Calibre staff are working as hard as ever to add new books to the library, whilst maintaining their social distance, of course. This month’s offer may be fewer in number but the range and interest are as good as ever.....

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World Book Night 2020
April 24, 2020

April 23rd, what a day! Not only is it St George’s Day and Shakespeare’s birthday but it’s also a time to celebrate books, and for sharing the benefits that reading for pleasure has on our lives. Something that is more important than ever in these times of social isolation.

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Controversial Books to Screen Adaptations
April 21, 2020

For those of you who are able to entertain yourselves at this time of increased leisure time (for some) by watching films, here are some suggestions of screen adaptations of books that have caused some controversy.

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Books for Easter
April 14, 2020

It’s Easter, the chocoholics’ favourite time of year! So we have put together some books themed around Easter, featuring easter eggs, easter bunnies and chocolate galore...

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New books for Young People
April 15, 2020

There are some tasty treats for April from the latest titles added to the Calibre children’s collection....

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New books for April
April 2, 2020

The new crop of books we’ve added to the Library over the last month is so chock-full of brilliant titles that we're having trouble limiting our list of highlights to a manageable number....

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Calibre Children's collection
March 30, 2020

Keep your young people occupied with our vast collection of childrens books - all free to stream to your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

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New books for young people
March 17, 2020

Discover our new selection of March titles for chidren and young people, all now available to borrow.

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New books for March
March 17, 2020

One of the latest offerings from Netflix which has got everyone talking is The Stranger but did you know this was based on a book by Harlan Coben?

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Books to Screens in 2020
April 14, 2020

2020 is set to be a bumper year of bestsellers and classics getting the onscreen treatment, be it television adaptations or big budget movies.

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Books Celebrating Women in Science Day
March 17, 2020

Women in Science Day gives us the opportunity to stop and look at those women who played pioneering roles in an industry that has historically been, and still is, dominated by men. Lets's celebrate the women in these books as role models for young women and girls today....

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Seeing Double
March 17, 2020

Following on from this fascinating BBC video article about a small town in India which is home to hundreds of pairs of twins, we have searched out 8 of our best books about twins

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