The David Vaisey Trust is a registered charity which recognises and rewards, with a number of significant annual prizes, outstanding initiatives by public libraries in Gloucestershire – initiatives which importantly result in more people reading more books.

Anne Robinson, Chair of Judges, with Alan Bennett and a Bream library representative at the 2017 prize-giving


Gloucestershire library entries for the 2019 David Vaisey Prize must be submitted by email to the Administrator (full details at the bottom of the page) by Friday 10 May.

Click here for a link to application guidelines and a submission form. Further information for staff together with timelines for the year is available through another link here.

For details of your local library, services and opening hours click here: Gloucestershire Library Services & Information. For more on other locations and opening times click on: Community Libraries.

The Trust works with Gloucestershire Library Services, with The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, with national as well as local charities, private trusts and a number of individuals.

Sir Michael Morpurgo speaking at the 2018 prize-giving event

RECENT NEWS: Jilly Cooper praises 2018 David Vaisey Prize winners, Prestbury Library, click here for details of their ‘Paws for Reading’ project.

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At Prestbury Library pupil Jonty sits for a story with Mitzy and helper Danielle Perry

For photographs, information about the Charity and queries, please contact Susan Emson, Administrator and Secretary to the Trustees: susanemson@gmail.com, telephone 01285 654591.