A few members of staff and a volunteer from the Collections and Exhibitions Team that I managed to take a festive photo of! Paula, Jess, Danielle and Eleanor.

Hello to all of our loyal blog post readers! We are all preparing for the festive celebrations here in the Collections and Exhibitions office, and thought we best wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed posts to the blog over the past 12 months, and we look forward to sharing lots of exciting news with you over 2016.

As a little wrap up for the year, here are just a small sample of a few of our favourite posts from 2015 - happy reading!




Our very first post of the year 'All About Bears'





Seven Stories annual shadowing bonanza and the 'Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal Winners'


Behind the scenes in to our grand building reopening in July 'Seven Stories Visitor Centre is now open! Part 1' and 'Part 2'
A post from one of our award winning volunteers 'Ann numbers and remembers'
Our wonderful placement student over the summer, Paula, writing on her experience with the David Wood Collection 'A Twit's Story at Seven Stories'
One of our biggest collection donations of the year! 'The Michael Morpurgo Archive' Photograph (c) Damien Wootten for Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books
One of our (many!) November posts linked to Explore your Archive Week 'Foraging through Fickling's Archive Part 1', 'Part 2' and 'Part 3'
And a look back at our very busy 12 months with 'A Year in the Seven Stories Archive'

If you'd like to find out more about the Seven Stories Collection, then 




email: collections@sevenstories.org.uk or phone: 0191 495 2707 or comment on this blog.