Creating Space for Kindness brings together our understanding of what we can do to encourage kinder communities and services, with our experience of supporting and developing the public libraries sector.
Kindness is at the heart of our wellbeing. While most people already consider public libraries to be ‘kind places’, this project aims to build on existing strengths to further encourage kindness within services and communities in Scotland, and widen libraries’ reach and engagement.
Over the course of 2020, we are looking to build a network of Champions for Libraries and Kindness from across Scotland to develop ideas, test out small interventions in their own workplace, and share this collaboratively with colleagues. Ultimately, we hope that learning from the project will inspire others in the sector across the UK and Ireland to take forward action to encourage kindness and continue to enhance community wellbeing.