ISLANDERS INVITED TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARIES WEEK 2021

In celebration of National Libraries Week (4th-10th October), Island libraries have a whole host of events planned this week, 

Libraries Week is a week-long celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries. This year highlights the role that libraries play in their community as a major driver for inclusion, sustainability, social mobility and community cohesion.

Throughout the week, Council-run libraries will be taking action through a variety of events to engage the local community, with activities for adults and young people including story time and craft sessions, knit and natter, art groups and health walks.

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Councils Libraries manager, Rob Jones, said:

“We have a brilliant programme of activities during Libraries Week as we do all year round. Our libraries bring the community together and make a difference to people’s lives. Everyone is welcome and the library is free to join.

“Libraries offer a range of inclusive creative and social activities that connect individuals and communities. We help combat loneliness and improve wellbeing and make a lasting impact on people’s live. Our libraries support you throughout life. From story time groups for toddlers; supporting job seekers to get online and help with CV’s; to local health walks, we have you covered.”

Joining the library is free. Visit your local library with one form of ID with your name on it – e.g a bank card, to sign up. You can also join online at www.iow.gov.uk/thelibrary.

The Library Service is always open online. You can view digital magazines, books, music and newspapers available through dedicated apps. You can sign up for digital services by becoming a library member, if you aren’t already, then download the relevant app.

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To find out more about the services and activities that your Library has to offer throughout the year, visit www.iow.gov.uk/thelibrary or call our library team on 01983 823824.

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Ching Chong Chow at Chingford
Ching Chong Chow at Chingford
22 days ago

I have not been into a library for about 30 years or so. They used to be nice and quiet, bit like a church but more interesting. But now It sounds like a morning knit and natter.
But good luck to them.
At least it shows to the tax payers, that we are still a civilized and rich country to afford such luxury’s.

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