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CILIP, the UK’s library and information association has today announced plans for the first Libraries Week, a week-long celebration of Britain’s much-loved libraries. Libraries will showcase the best they have to offer, encouraging people to discover what libraries can do for them on the week of October 9 to 14 2017.
Arts Council England invite you to write to the children of your town and share what libraries mean to you, via #libraryletters for National Libraries Day. Read letters from Shami Chakrabarti, James Taylor and Cathleen Russ and add your own…
Top crime writer Ann Cleeves, children’s publisher Andersen Press and a host of writers and artists will join local library communities for a week of special activities to mark National Libraries Day, Saturday 6 February and the week leading up to it. Now in its fifth year, the annual celebration highlights the importance of … Read more
Get ready for the fifth National Libraries Day, taking place Saturday 6 February 2016. To support campaign publicity and to be clearer to those outside of the library sector what the campaign is about, the official NLD 2016 hashtag will be #librariesday. We would be very grateful if you could remember to use this rather … Read more
As part of this year’s Get Online Week, Tinder Foundation are encouraging libraries to sign up to run events to promote their great digital inclusion activity to their local MPs. Get Online Week takes place from 12 – 18 October this year, and hundreds of libraries up and down the country will be running events … Read more
National Libraries Day will be back on Saturday 6 February 2016, celebrating libraries, library staff and their communities all over the UK. This year’s campaign aims to get more public libraries involved than ever before, showcasing what libraries have to offer for all different needs and interests, with ideas to attract as many visitors as … Read more
Sleeping in the academic library is going properly mainstream – with the introduction of ‘sleeping pods’ for stressed students facing exams who have pulled all-nighters, or who need a time-out to refresh their overloaded brains.
Public libraries are making an ‘invaluable contribution’ to children’s reading according to two of the country’s largest reader development organisations.
Libraries have a great future, according to the head of the UK’s national institution – arguably brighter than more recent inventions like the Internet.
A passionate reader since childhood, Freya North is the award-winning author of 14 best-selling novels, the most recent of which – The Turning Point – was published this summer.