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Man Booker Prize Winner 2016

Yesterday (25th October) Paul Beatty became the first American to win the British Man Booker Prize for his book, The Sellout. This is the third year the prize is open to writers of all nationalities. Borrow a copy from the library!



Four-times triumph for four decades old Anagh Coar School

For the fourth year in succession Anagh Primary School, which this year is celebrating its 40th anniversary, has won the award for having the most pupils to have completed the Summer Reading Challenge.


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Bat Workshop

The workshop is now fully subscribed! 



Extended shelf life: Online magazines now available from Henry Bloom Noble Library

We have expanded our online offering with the introduction of a selection of popular magazines in digital format.

Available to library members for free downloading from here the Zinio for Libraries magazine selection ranges from health and lifestyle, music, cooking and gardening to automotive news, cycling, gadgets and gaming. Titles include Cosmopolitan, BBC Good Food, Countryfile, Women’s Health, Top Gear and Q Magazine.

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Man Booker Prize 2016

The Man Booker Prize, which launched in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.To maintain the consistent excellence of The Man Booker Prize, judges are chosen from a wide range of disciplines, including critics, writers and academics, but also poets, politicians and actors, all with a passion for quality fiction.

The winner of The Man Booker Prize receives £50,000 and, like all the shortlisted authors, a cheque for £2,500 and a designer bound copy of their book. Fulfilling one of the objectives of the prize - to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction - the winner and the shortlisted authors now enjoy a dramatic increase in book sales worldwide.

Check out our Man Booker Prize display! The winner will be announced on 25th October.


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