Lancashire Reads

Lancashire Reads is a new, yearlong adult reading initiative aiming to get more people in Lancashire reading regularly.

We want to encourage adults to set their own reading targets for the next year - maybe you will want to read more classics, more prize winners, or set yourself a target of how many books you can read in a year!

It doesn't matter what you read – whether it's 1000 page epics on eBook, new novels on eAudiobook, biographies, crime capers or graphic novels. We want to start a conversation with the booklovers of Lancashire and encourage you to start a new year's reading resolution!

To go with this, there are going to be regular themes throughout the year to help give ideas and inspiration. The first of these themes will be "Lancashire Reads Together". This is all about promoting reading for wellbeing. We want to promote the idea of coming together to talk about books and reading, so look out for events in your local library!

We will be keeping lists of all the reading recommendations that we get, and you can see those on our online catalogue. Please join us and Share your reviews and recommendations on our library catalogue, Twitter and Facebook, or with the staff in your local Lancashire Library.

So join in, share your reviews and recommendations and see what others are reading and recommending on:

  • our library catalogue - log in and find the book to leave your review using the tag lancs_reads_2020, or make your own list, see our guide (PDF 681 KB) for more information
  • find out what other Lancashire readers are reading on our catalogue lists
  • Twitter - use #LancsReads and follow us on @lancspublib
  • Facebook – look out for our Lancashire Reads posts on @lancslibraries and leave your reviews in the comments using #LancsReads
  • or with the staff in your local Lancashire library

If you need any help leaving a review please contact us library.online@lancashire.gov.uk.