Quotes and Testimonials

“We see National Libraries as a positive day of celebration to promote the whole culture of reading for pleasure, information and engagement whether you read your traditional books or on your laptop or e-reader. It is time to make reading a universal culture. We want people to go to their local school or public library and use their School Library Service. Use it. Love it. Join it.”
Alan Gibbons, Campaign for the Book

“Hooray for National Libraries Day! So many wonderful things go on in libraries – not just reading, browsing and borrowing, but storytelling, rhyme times, book clubs, activity days, author events and holiday reading challenges – and this special day will be a celebration of them all.”
Julia Donaldson, Children’s Laureate

“National Libraries Day follows the tremendously successful Save Our Libraries Day, which took place on the 5th February…Save Our Libraries Day was successful because individuals and communities that deeply care about their libraries got out there and made a noise. People love libraries; National Libraries Day will be an amazing opportunity to show how deeply they care.”
Annie Mauger, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals