A libraries digital challenge starts soon

Friday, October 04, 2019

A competition to inspire Lancashire library users to explore free online reference resources will start on Monday 7 October.

Running until Sunday 3 November, those taking part will need to answer six questions. All the answers can be found in the eReference library.

The winner will receive a Samsung Galaxy Wi-Fi tablet.

The competition is to support Libraries Week, which runs from Monday 7 October to Saturday 12 October. This year's celebration will showcase the services and activities offered by libraries, highlighting the digital resources available.

The challenge also reinforces the importance of Get Online Week, which runs from Monday 14 October to Sunday 20 October. The focus of the national week this year is to help people to improve their online skills and get to grips with the internet.

Those taking part need to correctly answer the seven questions. The winner will be randomly drawn from all of the correct entries.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "This competition is a great idea.

"It will be a good way of showcasing the information that is contained within our eReference library. There's a huge variety of free information to access, ranging from local history and citizenship to world newspapers, music and business publications.

"I hope that lots of people have a go and enter the competition."

Find out more at www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives/libraries/digital-library-competition

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

For more information, go to www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries

Alternatively call 0300 123 6703.


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