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

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 or call our library team on 01983 823824.

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Ching Chong Chow at Chingford
Ching Chong Chow at Chingford
10 months 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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