Saturday 6 February is National Libraries Day – a perfect opportunity to highlight the library service and share the love of reading.
North Yorkshire Libraries pride themselves on their strong community spirit and are keen to showcase what’s on offer.
Everyone who joins the library and borrows a book or uses a computer in the week leading up to 6 February will be entered into a free prize draw to win a library hamper.
There will be a draw at each participating library and existing members can also take part. No-one misses out!
Books are still central to the service but libraries offer so much more.
There’s ebooks to download, free wifi, online information to help with homework and family history, IT Taster sessions, children’s story and rhyme times, holiday activities and author events. There’s lots of clubs to join including knit and natters, craft and chat and reading groups. Partner organisations share library space to provide a range of community services.
Volunteers are helping to deliver this wide range of activities and if you’re interested in giving a few hours on a regular basis pop in to find out more about volunteering.
People come to borrow books, of course, and there’s nothing we like more than recommending new titles to readers young and old.
But there is so much more we do that lots of people don’t know about, and National Libraries Day gives us a chance to shout about those services too!
We are looking forward to meeting new friends and old as we launch our library membership drive. Everyone should have a library card and National Libraries Day is a great time to pick one up!
For more information visit your local library on Windsor Terrace, Whitby or phone 01609534350.
Cllr Chris Metcalfe
North Yorkshire County Council