Library users

Next National Libraries Day, help send a collective message that we love our libraries and the librarians and library staff who work in them. Celebrate libraries of all kinds: public, school, university, workplace, legal, commercial, government libraries…

Find an event.. or create one

Visit a local event: Recent NLD celebrations have seen 600-700 nationwide events each year, including author readings, songs and performances, a 1940s dance, fancy dress tea parties and much more.

Host your own event – Get in touch with your local library and find out what they are doing for National Libraries Day. If they have nothing planned, why not talk to them about arranging a celebration, party, author event or read-in? Involve others in your community, host the event at your library, school or workplace and post it on our events map so others can join you. Be creative! Create a buzz about libraries and library staff.

Find out what’s on or add an event. 

School Libraries

Join our UK-wide Guinness World Record attempt for the most books swapped (multiple venues). Find out more.

Why not hold a library-themed debate. The School Library Association have produced a useful debate outline.

Download our posters and other publicity materials.

Love your public library

If you are already a member and use and love your public library, why not bring a friend or family along?…If you are not a member, visit your local public library, chat to staff, find out what services are available –  and join up!

Find a library:
Or open Google Maps and simply add the search term library in the search bar for libraries near your location

Get social

Follow us on twitter at @NatLibrariesDay, tweet us, search #NLD15 and share the love!

Tweet this message I’m sending a message that I love libraries & the wonderful work done by librarians.” RT to celebrate National Libraries Day #NLD15 

Share a library #shelfie

We want your library #shelfies! Take pictures showing shelves or stacks of library books. Upload and share these via our Flickr photofeed and tweet using #NLD15 and #shelfie.

Here are some of the photos posted from last year’s celebrations.

Vote for libraries

Don’t forget it’s an election year.

Many organisations and campaign groups can help you with information, tools and support to help you campaign for libraries in your area.