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Dec 23, 2014: Give thanks for libraries on National Libraries Day 2015

National Libraries Day will hit Britain on Saturday 7 February 2015, with the message that we love our library and information services and the professionals behind them. With an emphasis on fun and creating a buzz around libraries of all description, Saturday 7 February will round off a week of special celebrations held in local,  … Read more

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

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

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

Feb 20, 2014: A treasure hunt at Bolton Library

To celebrate National Libraries Day we decided to embrace the originality of our building (which as well as a library, contains a museum and an aquarium) and link books/reading to all our collections, not just the library. We wanted to see children exploring the building and seeing everything we had to offer rather than just  … Read more

Feb 19, 2014: National Libraries Day at the Wiener Library

Based at 29 Russell Square, London, The Wiener Library holds Britain’s largest archive relating to the Holocaust and Nazi era. Since we’re usually closed at weekends, we had to think outside the box for our National Libraries Day offering. We decided it was a great opportunity to engage with our online audiences who might not  … Read more

Feb 18, 2014: Author Kate Maryon talks at Cullompton Library

In deepest Devon, something really special happened at Cullompton Library on National Libraries Day. Our children met the wonderful author, Kate Maryon, and I believe they will remember her forever.  Kate is a very special person, as anyone who has met her will testify. She radiates calmness, kindness and thoughtfulness and takes a genuine interest  … Read more

Feb 13, 2014: Harry Potter and the Big Library Takeover – Latymer Upper School

For National Libraries Day 2014, we decided to join in the Big Library Takeover. The idea (shared on a forum by school librarian and CILIP President, Barbara Band) was to showcase the role of school libraries in promoting reading, literacy and cross-curricular work through one theme, Harry Potter. As it happens, Latymer Upper School is  … Read more

Feb 7, 2014: Still fighting to protect libraries

Marylyn Haines Evans from National Federation of Women’s Institutes blogs Tomorrow (February 8) is National Libraries Day. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate all of our libraries, from mobile libraries, to university libraries, local libraries, and national institutions such as the British Library. The WI has been campaigning in support of public libraries since  … Read more

Feb 7, 2014: Why I Love Our School Library

Erin is a Year 10 at the Heart of England school. Anyone who knows me knows I spend a lot of time in our school library. As a book lover and a voracious reader, the library is one of my favourite places to be. I love our library for many reasons, one being that it  … Read more