Discover something new during Libraries Week

Friday, September 28, 2018

Lancashire libraries will be taking part in a week-long celebration of libraries, from Monday 8 October to Saturday 13 October.

Libraries across the county will take the opportunity during the week to demonstrate the services and activities they offer, including showcasing their digital resources, learning opportunities and family activities.

This year's theme is on supporting people with their mental health, and events and activities at local libraries will support this.

A number of activities will also take place during Libraries Week, including the reading of the mood-boosting play 'A Small Murder 'by Simon Brett. Excerpts from the Act On It series of plays will also be read. These offer a shared experience whilst promoting therapeutic benefits and promoting overall health and wellbeing through reading together.

Other activities include a relax and de-stress taster session to learn relaxation exercises and techniques. Art mornings, story afternoons and mindful colouring, jigsaws and games sessions will also take place. Books will also be read out during the week.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "We're taking part in the national week to celebrate all that we offer in our much-loved libraries.

"I hope that people see this as an opportunity to take a fresh look at their local library, discover what's on offer and encourage their friends and family to do the same."

You can call in at your local library to find out more information about Libraries Week, and the events and activities that are taking place.

Libraries Week is supported by the UK's library and information association CILIP, the Arts Council, the Society of Chief Librarians, the Reading Agency, the School Library Association and the Libraries Taskforce.

Anyone who lives or works in Lancashire can join a library, either online or by visiting in person. Membership is free and there are no age restrictions.

For more information, go to or call 0300 123 6703.

The events taking place as part of Libraries Week are available at

For more information about Reading for Health visit

More information about the national celebration is at

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