Of Gloucestershire’s 39 libraries 29 entered for the 2017 Prize. Those shortlisted were:
- Bream runs a regular LEGO club where children build LEGO projects and gain inspiration from Lego books which they read to their parents.
- Brockworth (Community Library) which provides a range of events and activities for the young and older people.
- Longlevens created a magical reading space with a focus on Roald Dahl, working with community groups.
- Tuffley and Matson. Year 7 students visit Tuffley library weekly and the library team provide talks and support on whatever topic the students are working on. The library works closely with Gloucester Academy students to provide a safe place to spend time and encourage reading.