Libraries Connected is hosting a digital tour with the author Lesley Pearse.
It will see her speaking to readers across the UK. The first event will take place on 6th October as part of Libraries Week. The events will be hosted on Zoom by four library services: St Helens, Cambridgeshire, Powys and South Tyneside.
Pearse said: “I’m delighted to be embarking on a follow-up #LoveLibraries tour, supported by Libraries Connected. The #LibrariesFromHomeLive initiative launched last year was a huge success and, although I can’t wait to see people face to face, hear their laughter, and know they’re enjoying themselves with a friend or family member for a couple of hours, the ability to travel the UK without leaving my armchair does give some benefit! Support for our libraries, via digital events, or physical, is so important. They have played such a pivotal role in my life, allowing me the dream of becoming a writer, and their importance to our communities, and future readers and writers, can’t be underestimated."
Isobel Hunter, chief executive at Libraries Connected, added: “Libraries Connected is excited to support Lesley Pearse's latest digital tour of libraries. As a prolific, bestselling author Lesley is hugely important to libraries. As a lifelong library user, she embodies the benefits of these community institutions to aspiring and professional writers. This tour also shows that the digital services libraries worked so hard to provide during the pandemic are still a vital part of the library offer, even as they reopen their doors.”
Tour dates can be found here.