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News   - 2016

Welcome to Calibre's news page. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest developments in our service, all the stories about people who have supported us, recent publicity, and also news about books.

Internationally Acclaimed Author Shirley Hazzard Dies

Internationally Acclaimed Author Shirley Hazzard Dies


The internationally acclaimed author of The Transit of Venus has died at the age of 85 in her New York home. Although born in Australia Shirley... More >

Advent Calendar Day 24  - Happy Christmas from us all

Advent Calendar Day 24 - A Christmas Message from Calibre Director Mike Lewington


Hello, as the Director of Calibre Audio Library I can look back at 2016 with pride in all the accomplishments achieved by the staff and dedicated... More >


Advent Calendar Day 23 - Ned


Hello I'm Ned and I'm one of the horses that keep the Calibre hedge in trim. I think donkeys get too much of a look-in at Christmas so I was... More >

Advent Calendar Day 23 - Charlie

Advent Calendar Day 22 - Charlie


Hi, my name is Charlie (Becci in Fundraising's little boy) and I am nearly 1. I've been pretty busy since I was born, learning to crawl, eat, sleep... More >

Advent Calendar Day 21 - Lynn

Advent Calendar Day 21 - Lynn


My name is Lynn Cox and I've been a Calibre member since 1984! Yes, you did read that correctly. I was originally a member of the Stafford branch... More >

Advent Calendar Day 21- Jane

Advent Calendar Day 20 - Jane


As the editor of Wendover News, people don't necessarily recognise me so a big hello if you didn't know who I am. I started Wendover News in... More >

Advent Calendar Day 13 - Carol HART-  AWAITED

Advent Calendar Day 19 - Carol


Hello, my name is Carol and I started working at Calibre in June as part of the Fundraising and Marketing Team. Most of my job is as a Trust... More >

Advent Calendar Day - Andy

Advent Calendar Day 18 - Andy


Hello my name's Andy, I'm the founder of Cityread, a charity that brings the whole of London together every April by asking the capital to read the... More >

Calibre patron Anne Fine OBE pays tribute to our wonderful volunteers

Advent Calendar Day 17 - Anne


Our patron Anne Fine was the second Children's Laureate (2001-2003). She received an OBE in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours list. In the same... More >

Advent Calendar Day 21 - Denise

Advent Calendar Day 16 - Louis


My name is Louis and I'm one of the Calibre canine staff members. My role as a dog therapist is to give support to other staff who are feeling... More >