Lancashire libraries take part in the Great North West Read 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

Throughout November, libraries across the county are taking part in the Great North West Read with the aim of bringing adult book-lovers together, encouraging group discussion and sharing a love of reading.

The book that has been chosen to read this year is The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick.

This book is about volunteer librarian, Martha Storm, who finds a mysterious book of fairy tales. Martha finds a surprising dedication in the book that stirs up family secrets and a personal emotional journey.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "This gives us a great opportunity to bring readers in Lancashire together as a community to spark conversations about books and to celebrate their shared love of reading.

"We want as many adult readers across the county as possible to take part."

Anyone who wants to take part needs to reserve a copy in the library catalogue by visiting

Alternatively, participants can visit Lancaster Library on Monday November 11 at 11.15am and take the opportunity to meet the author, Phaedra Patrick.

The Great North West Read is supported by the Time to Read North West Reader Development Network. More information is available at

To find out about all the events and activities that are available in libraries for the Great North West Read 2019 visit

The Great North West Read is now in its second year.

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

For more information, go to

Alternatively call 0300 123 6703.


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