Library stories?

Q. Do you have a fond memory of a library? We’d love to hear it if so.




I just posted on the A Place Free of Judgement blog.

A Place Free of Judgement is a libraries project that I am making with the brilliant (Golden Nica and British Interactive Media Award-winning) Blast Theory.

It has been a great privilege working with Blast Theory and running workshops with groups of young people in libraries across the West Midlands for A Place Free of Judgement. And to think about the open door to books and ideas that libraries offer to everyone.

One of the most productive sessions we’ve had making A Place Free of Judgement has been asking young people to take a few minutes to think and remember and then to write about a positive experience they have had in a library. I’d love to share some of those library stories with you now [READ MORE]

Now over to you ;)

If you have a fond memory of a library we’d love to hear about that, too. It could be your discovery of now favourite books, or about possibilities that opened up, but it could be anything. The only thing we ask is that it is something that happened to you.

Email your story to abby [at] blasttheory [dot] co [dot] uk and it might be posted on the A Place Free of Judgement site, or read out during our live interactive broadcast from the libraries in Cannock, Telford and Worcester on 29 October, from 3:00pm – midnight.

Thank you!



A Place Free Of Judgement is a new project by Blast Theory and Tony White, developed with ASCEL West Midlands and Arts Connect. It is made in collaboration with young people and librarians in Telford and Wrekin, Worcestershire, and Staffordshire and is created in partnership with young people and librarians in Solihull, Shropshire, Dudley and the University of Worcester. The project is made with support from Arts Council England Lottery Funding, Arts Connect the Bridge organisation for the West Midlands and the University of Worcester.

A Place Free of Judgement will be livestreamed on 29 October. Log-in info etc. to follow. Stay up to date with the project by visiting or, and follow the hashtag #FreeOfJudgement on Twitter and Instagram.

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