National Libraries Day logo unveiled

National Libraries Day logo unveiled

"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 activities on the day.

The three elements of the line encapsulate what librarians and library users are being encouraged to do on the day, billed by CILIP as "a celebration of all the wonderful, inspirational, essential things that libraries do and the contribution they make to society".

Librarians are being encouraged to put on author talks or workshops showcasing what the library offers, while library users are urged to get all their friends and family members to join on the day, and involve themselves in locally organised activities. Everyone is being encouraged to find ways to express what libraries and librarians mean to them, whether by tweeting, making cards or producing videos or songs.
 
A dedicated website (www.nationallibrariesday.org.uk) for resources and links to help people get involved will be up and running ahead of Christmas.

Profile announced last week that it would be publishing a book to celebrate the day, with starry contributors including Man Booker Prize-winner Julian Barnes and library-loving polymath Stephen Fry.