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Libraries Change Lives Award

Libraries Change Lives Award

The Libraries Change Lives Award is a national award for excellence and innovation in the UK library and information sector. It is organised and awarded annually by CILIP's Community, Diversity and Equality Group and CILIP.

LCL 2018 shortlisted entries 2018 Shortlist 

Synopsis and short films of the three services shortlisted for the Libraries Change Lives Award 2018 #LCLA2018.

HMP Norwich library 2017 winner

HMP Norwich library: for its work in delivering a Cognitive Stimulation Therapy intervention to support older prisoners suffering with dementia and memory problems - often ‘forgotten’ in terms of effective care because of living within the prison system.


Shortlist for Libraries Change Lives Award 2017 2017 shortlist

Synopsis and short films of the four services shortlisted for the Libraries Change Lives Award 2017 #LCLA2017.

2016 winner

The Library and Information Service at Norfolk County Council won the 2016 Libraries Change Lives Award for its ‘Healthy Libraries’ initiative a countywide programme promoting healthy living and targeting the county’s most serious health priorities through the Norfolk library network.


2015 winner

Appiness, North Ayrshire Libraries' digital learning and esafety programme for preschoolers and parents won the 2015 CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award.


Past winners and finalists

Over the past 25 years the award has recognised fantastic library and information services making a huge difference in their communities. Look at our past winners and finalists.   

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