National Libraries Day is being held on Saturday 7 February and will see the culmination of a week of themed activities across the county.
Libraries will be using National Libraries Day to highlight the many free services and opportunities membership of Staffordshire Libraries now brings, with special promotional displays encouraging residents to ‘Love your Library’.
Local people of all ages can join in the celebrations by taking part in a week of exciting events and opportunities, including: author appearances, reading and poetry competitions, craft sessions, computer games evenings, local history, and health & wellbeing activities.
Staffordshire County Councillor, Mike Lawrence, Cabinet Member responsible for libraries said:
“National Libraries Day is one of the key events in the diary and there is a wide variety of activities on offer across Staffordshire throughout the week to suit all tastes and ages – many of them FREE.
We’ve worked hard to make the county’s library service more accessible to our communities, including 24 hour renewal hotline, e-mail and text messaging and FREE online resources, whilst investing in new technology to invigorate library membership such as e-books, e-magazines and self-service kiosks.”
The FREE Staffordshire Libraries smartphone app allows owners to ‘hold the library in their hand’ and access online library services anywhere and at any time.
A full list of libraries and National Libraries Day activities can be found in the ‘What’s On’ section at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/libraries or by visiting your local library.
• Wizard Academy: Friday 20 February: 10.30am – 12.00 (£1.50 per child)
• Wizard Academy: Thursday 19 February: 10.30am – 12.00 (£1.50 per child)