Join the fun of National Libraries Day at a local event

Published
02.02.2016

Saturday 6th February 2016 is the fifth National Libraries Day - a day of events and activities promoting the difference that modern libraries make to people, families and communities across the UK.

Saturday 6th February 2016 is the fifth National Libraries Day - a day of events and activities promoting the difference that modern libraries make to people, families and communities across the UK.

With an emphasis on fun and creating a buzz around libraries of all description, the day will round off a week of special celebrations held in local, public, academic and workplace libraries up and down the country.

It is a chance for people to visit their library and interact with the vital and wide-ranging work carried out by their local staff.

National Libraries Day is designed to say a big thank-you for the unique contribution made by library and information professionals and their institutions to people, professionally and personally.

Gloucestershire libraries are planning lots of fun activities and events for 2016, including a visit and talk from author Gill Paul at Cheltenham Library on Saturday 6th February. Gill will talk about her journey into print and her novels, with free refreshments also being provided. The event will take place between 4:30-6pm and you can book tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-the-author-gill-paul-tickets-20701476674?aff=ebrowse.

Longlevens Library will take readers and listeners on a journey with the infamous Very Hungry Caterpillar story at 11-11:30am. The library will also have a Code Club from 11:30-12:30pm, for people to make their own computer games. Booking is essential and you can book by phoning 01452 525952.

Gloucester library will be hosting a fun family story time on Saturday 6th February at 11am, where you can hear: Gruffalo's Child, Never Lie on a Lion and Happy Harry's Café.

A full list of the events taking place at libraries near you can be found at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries.

Anyone who visits Gloucestershire libraries is being asked to post a photo of themselves with their favourite book #Shelfie or to say why they love their library! Entries can be submitted by tweeting @GlosLibs, or on Facebook or email readiscover@gloucestershire.gov.uk throughout February.

Cllr Andrew Gravells, cabinet member for Libraries said: "National Libraries Day gives people the opportunity to pop into their local library and join in the fun family events which are happening.

"Libraries in Gloucester are a great asset and with free WiFi across all our libraries we would encourage everyone to take full advantage of them."

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