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Six quick ideas to make NLD15 a success Jan 29, 2015

If you want to take part in National Libraries Day but don’t have much time or money to spend on it, try one or more of these quick-fire ideas.

Rallying call from John Lydon ahead of National Libraries Day Jan 29, 2015

“Saturday 7 February is National Libraries Day. Be there. Libraries are the most important essential part of our culture and civilisation…” In a specially recorded message singer, songwriter and musician John Lydon, also known as Johnny Rotten, implores the UK to value its libraries and urges everyone to show their support on National Libraries Day,  … Read more

Writer in Residence backs National Libraries Day Jan 28, 2015

Ahead of National Libraries Day on Saturday 7 February, Libraries NI has announced Eoin McNamee as writer in residence for March’s Creativity Month’s celebrations. As writer in residence, Eoin will be involved in events at a number of libraries across Northern Ireland and will be blogging about some of them on the Libraries NI website.  … Read more

Back to where it all began: a storytime special at Witterings Library Jan 26, 2015

On Saturday 7 February Witterings Library will welcome back a familiar face, as former Saturday Assistant Simon Edwards returns to take part in a children’s storytime special for West Sussex Libraries, where he first embarked on his 25 year career in the library world aged just 16. Simon abandons his desk as Director of Professional  … Read more

A walk through London’s library history Jan 9, 2015

Join CILIP Library Information History Group to celebrate National Libraries Day with a free walking tour introducing the capital’s fascinating library history. Twenty-first century London contains some of the finest book collections in the world but this walk focusses on their forebears. From Bloomsbury to the City, Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd) will guide you  … Read more

Calling all schools: let’s make it a Guinness World Record! Jan 8, 2015

CILIP Past President and school librarian Barbara Band is back with another Guinness World Record attempt for National Libraries Day 2015! The target to beat is he most books swapped in 8 hours – and schools across the UK can take part “I love National Libraries Day so it’s great for school librarians to be able to support  … Read more

Swindon Central Library: More than just a place to read in silence Mar 12, 2014

Blog by Colin Curtis is Events Officer at Swindon Central Library. For this year’s National Libraries Day here at Swindon we promoted the theme of ‘Discover a New Love in Your Library’ – encouraging the public to come in and experience something new in their library whether it be a free taster for a new  … Read more

How Swansea Libraries celebrated National Libraries Day 2014 Feb 21, 2014

Natalie Hudson manages social media for Swansea Library Services. National Libraries Day was another rip-roaring success for Swansea Libraries and was such a moral boost for staff and customers, managers in our 17 branches were overwhelmed by the support shown on the day and the lovely comments that kept flowing in. ‘It was one massive  … Read more