Libraries & Archives

Lincs Inspire Libraries and Archives welcome primary school visits for children of all ages to learn about our the services we offer. Visits are tailored to the year group and can include elements of the syllabus at that time.

To enquire about any of the below services, please email libraries@lincsinspire.com or call (01472) 323600 or complete our Library Form

Library Visits

Library Visits

Arrange a class visit to a Lincs Inspire Library and develop your pupils’ joy of books and more. Lincs Inspire Library branches include:

Cleethorpes Library | Grimsby Central Library | Immingham Library | Waltham Library

Visits provide the opportunity to:

  • Introduce the library and the different materials on offer
  • Have a story and/or poetry read linked to topics being studied in school
  • Encourage reading independently and for pleasure
  • Browse resources from the Grimsby Local History Library, including family history and information about the area around or near your school
  • Receive a demonstration of our online services

We can also arrange a visit to your school. Charges may apply.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Support your SEND pupils with Lincs Inspire Libraries' collection of books chosen by children, adults, parents, carers and professionals. 

Cleethorpes Library | Grimsby Central Library | Immingham Library | Waltham Library

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Archives Visits

Archives Visits

Enjoy a joint library and archive visit. The North East Lincolnshire Archives within Grimsby Town Hall has a large collection of material relating to the history of the area, including:

  • School Records
  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • Building Plans

We can also arrange a visit to your school. Charges may apply.

Local History Loan Boxes

Local History Loan Boxes

Bring local history to life in the classroom and inspire students to become active historians! 

Items within each box are multi-sensory and aim to immerse primary school children in their discovery about local history, breathing life into their units of work and creating memorable classroom experiences for all. 

Loan boxes are based on the themes of:

  • Victorian School Days
  • A Victorian Seaside 
  • Wartime Living (An Evacuee's Experience)
  • Fishing for History (Grimsby's Fishing Heritage)

The themes above are not an exhaustive list. If there is a topic not covered, we may still be able to provide you with a loan - just ask! 

Each box contains replica artefacts alongside a range of photographs, maps and unique materials from our extensive Archives collection. 

Teaching ideas designed to utilise the resources in each box are also provided and these can easily be differentiated for different year levels.

 

WW1 Resources

WW1 Resources

Incorporate a local perspective into your secondary school lesson planning and teachings about the topic of the First World War.

Our Education Pack is full of resources that tell the story of local boys and men who were taken to a civilian internment camp called Ruhleben on the outskirts of Berlin during World War One.

With teaching notes, artefacts from our local history library, first-hand accounts of life in the camp - this resource gives a unique local perspective supporting your history curriculum.

The Pack contains:

  • Oral history recordings of ancestors of camp detainees
  • A DVD and script of a theatre production about life in the camp
  • A reproduction of one of the camp's magazines
  • Images of Ruhleben camp
  • Copies of letters sent home from a camp detainee
Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.

With over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner. 

Learners can access for free via the Lincs Inspire Libraries' App with their library login details. Don't have a library account? Register for free.

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Encore Music Service

Encore Music Service

Encore Music Service is a partnership between the library services of Hull and North East Lincolnshire. The service supplies sets of vocal and orchestral music to groups and organisations within the partnership area and throughout the UK.

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Contact Us

Libraries : 01472 323600
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