National Libraries Day

Saturday 6 February 2016

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Libraries in the UK are loved, valued and were visited an astonishing 265 million times last year! Libraries are a vitally important public service. Celebrate them on National Libraries Day, Saturday 6 February 2016.

Show your support

Find out what’s happening via the event map.
Join our Thunderclap
Share a picture & #librariesday message.

Libraries, add your events to the 2016 event map and show off your library!
Free local PR Toolkit – how to get local press to cover your event.
Elmer the Elephant Andersen Press competition

Events

See what's happening

Every year there are hundreds of events in libraries around the country - see what's planned for #librariesday here!

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Highlights

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Library letters from Shami Chakrabarti, cricketer James Taylor & more..

Arts Council England invite you to write to the children of your town and share what libraries mean to you, via Library Letters…

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Competition

Celebrate all things libraries with children’s character Elmer the elephant!

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Erwin James

Redeemable: an evening with Erwin James at Manchester Central Library

Erwin James is a Guardian columnist and freelance writer. He is the author of two collections of essays: A Life Inside: A Prisoner’s Notebook and The Home Stretch: From Prison to Parole. His new book ‘Redeemable’ is an important and timely memoir.

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News

Library letters from Shami Chakrabarti, cricketer James Taylor & more.. Feb 4, 2016

Arts Council England invite you to write to the children of your town and share what libraries mean…

Vera and Shetland author Ann Cleeves is National Libraries Day ambassador Jan 27, 2016

  Top crime writer Ann Cleeves, children’s publisher Andersen Press and a host of writers and artists will…

A new hashtag for National Libraries Day 2016 Dec 2, 2015

Get ready for the fifth National Libraries Day, taking place Saturday 6 February 2016. To support campaign publicity…

Run a digital event with your local MP for Get Online Week Sep 8, 2015

As part of this year’s Get Online Week, Tinder Foundation are encouraging libraries to sign up to run…

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