Speaking Volumes - #makinganimpact

Public libraries have a vital role to play in delivering on social, economic, cultural and education policy goals, all of which contribute to individual and community wellbeing.

Download our databases by clicking on the icons to the right to see examples of how public libraries impact upon these policy goals. The databases accompany the leaflet ‘Speaking Volumes’  and are intended for use as an advocacy resource to support the case for the major contribution that libraries continue to make to our wellbeing.

If you think there’s some good examples we could include in our databases please fill out the online form below. All submissions will be considered for our next update:


In your description of your activity/project, please share the following information

  • Project name
  • Scope (eg. service-wide or individual library/libraries)
  • Name(s) of library/libraries where the project is run (if service wide, please give the name of the service)
  • Aims
  • Target audience (eg. open to all or for teens)
  • Partners
  • Timeframe (eg. ongoing or if it is a time limited project let us know when will it end)
  • Description of activities

If you are describing multiple activities, use up to 100 words to describe each activity.


If you would like hard copies of the leaflet-poster please email info@carnegieuk.org

If you are interested in our work on libraries, you may also be interested in our work on: better journalism, evidence exchange and digital inclusion