Mon, 11/02/2013 - 08:45
Libraries across the country celebrated National Libraries Day on Saturday (9th February), the culmination of a week of activities designed to highlight the role the service plays in local communities.
Hundreds of libraries held special events, from author readings to animal handling sessions. In Lambeth, actress Joanna Lumley...
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 08:35
The Reading Agency has announced a new wave of author and publisher support for libraries as the service prepares to celebrate National Libraries Day tomorrow (9th February).
The literacy charity has encouraged authors including Stephen Fry, Jacqueline Wilson, Andy McNab, Peter James and Malorie Blackman to use social media to...
Fri, 01/02/2013 - 06:55
Hundreds of events are planned to mark National Libraries Day (NLD) on 9th February, but campaigners are concerned that, once again, not all library authorities are getting actively involved.
Mark Taylor of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP), which is co-ordinating the event, said the...
Tue, 15/01/2013 - 15:18
School libraries will be celebrating National Libraries Day with a Guinness World Record attempt.
Pupils from schools across the country will all contribute to an effort to hold the world¹s largest simultaneous story writing workshop on Wednesday 6th February.
Author Matt Haig, Booktrust's writer-in-residence, will...
Fri, 16/11/2012 - 14:04
The third National Libraries Day will run on Saturday 9th February 2013.
A proposal to shift next year's event to the end of 2013 had been mooted, but a spokesperson for The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) said it...
Fri, 07/09/2012 - 09:16
A proposal to move National Libraries Day 2013 from February to the end of the year has been criticised by library supporters.
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has said “initial thoughts” are to hold the next NLD, the third such event, at the end of 2013. The date shift would allow...
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 08:35
Two hundred events will be held at libraries around the country to mark National Libraries Day tomorrow (4th February).
However some councils remain under fire for failing to schedule any special events for the day, with local campaigners now claiming Croydon council is among them...
Tue, 31/01/2012 - 14:56
The Society of Chief Librarians has been forced to defend itself following claims that members of its national executive have failed to support National Libraries Day (4th February) in their own authorities.
Blogposts and tweets have highlighted a...
Fri, 23/12/2011 - 08:03
The website offering resources for National Libraries Day, the national day to celebrate libraries and everything they offer, plus the value of reading, has now gone live at http://www.nationallibrariesday.org.uk/
The website features a Google map for all the events planned to...
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 15:15
"Use it, Love it, Join it!" will be the strapline for National Libraries Day, to be held on 4th February 2012.
The strapline and a logo have been made available from Flickr under creative commons licence for everyone to use in promoting their events and...