Fun-packed agenda will mark National Libraries Day

Libraries across the city are offering a packed programme of special events to celebrate National Libraries Day this Saturday.

One of the highlights is at Central Library when members of #artcore will showcase their creativity through live music, radio plays, music production demonstrations and the spoken word from 1.30pm. Also in Central Library, between 10.30-11.15am, visitors get a rare chance to view selected items from the Henry Dyer collection of Japanese art.

Libraries across the Capital will be hosting special events to mark the annual event, which is in its fifth year, and was set up to celebrate everything that is special and valued about libraries.

Singer Michelle McManus will be reading her favourite childhood books at Wester Hailes Library on the day – families are welcome to attend at 2pm to listen to the Gruffalo and Winnie the Pooh. At Kirkliston, children can use their crafting skills to design their own library cards, at Portobello families can use the photobooth to record “Why I Came to the Library Today” on social media, whilst book competitions and Bookbug parties are featuring in many libraries across Edinburgh.

Culture and Sport Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, Councillor Richard Lewis, said: “National Libraries Day gives everyone the opportunity to show how much they love using these vital public services, and it helps to highlights their importance.

“The young people who are involved in #artcore have devised the programme themselves using the library’s collections as inspiration. They have worked really hard, so please go along on Saturday afternoon and support their creativity. If you’re not a library member, why not take a moment to join on the day? It’s free and easy.”


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