Somerset celebrates Libraries Week

Somerset County Council libraries are celebrating National Libraries Week from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th October.

Somerset libraries are holding a variety of activities and events during the week, from guitar workshops and craft demonstrations to LEGO clubs, author talks and digital workshops. There will be something to suit all tastes and ages during the week.

As library and literacy champions, the works of authors Malorie Blackman and Neil Gaiman will be featured in displays and activities in libraries during the week. Including an online book club on twitter, where people can read and comment on Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. Follow @somersetlib on twitter and use the hashtag #somersetreads to see all the online book club discussions.

Plus on Saturday 14 October at 11am participating libraries across the South West will hold a story time in unison, reading Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd.

Cllr David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Resources, said: “I encourage people to visit their local library during national Libraries Week. It is a great chance to explore what your local library has to offer, from new books to inspiring and interesting events.”

Find out about all of the events taking place in Somerset libraries, go to: www.somersetlibraries.co.uk . Join in the fun by tweeting @somersetlib with photos of your library or by telling the world what you love about the library using the hashtag #librariesweek

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