Library Love for National Libraries Day 2016

NLD16 colour logoWhen I last wrote about organising NLD events, I was thrilled to count sixteen events planned across Bury Libraries for the big day.  These included book displays, paper craft sessions, badge making, story time, themed LEGO clubs and several Library Walls of Love, where people posted their messages to share why libraries are special to them.  But even more exciting; I was able to add another event after a last minute show of support from a loyal band of library lovers, and this event is in fact the reason for my delay in this update.

At Whitefield Library seven of us debated our favourite books and why we felt others should read them.  Thanks to the technical wizadry of several of our team at Bury Libraries, we produced a podcast of the discussion which you can listen to on YouTube and it’s just this week become available to download on iTunes too!

Favourite book podcast-vignette


It was heartening to see so many people come and celebrate with us in spite of the rain.  Lots of badge makers had double the fun at Bury Library by joining the papercraft session too and transforming pre-loved books into hedgehogs, fairy castles and owls.  Our Radcliffe and Tottington LEGO builders excelled themselves with book themed creations and folks dropped into Brandlesholme Library to make bookmarks.  Whitefield had a knitting demonstration, a fantastic story time and of course, the debate.  Many other branches created beautiful displays and the comments from the walls of love are still coming in.

Storytime 2 girls-permission free


Thank you to everyone for taking part and for all of your brilliant ideas. You can see more of our events and displays on our pinterest page.

Fiona (Reader Development Team.)



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