Libraries across Bath and North East Somerset are showcasing how they bring communities together during National Libraries Week
This year’s theme for Libraries Week (8th–13th October) is wellbeing. As well as providing an important public service libraries help combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health.
Councillor Karen Warrington, Cabinet Member for Transformation and Customer Services, said: “Libraries Week is a fantastic opportunity to discover the range of things you can do at your local library, from play and learning for children, to managing your health, accessing free Wi-Fi and games, finding a job, a hobby or starting a business. Events and activities are happening all year round in our libraries, most of them free of charge.”
A number of special events are being held to coincide with Libraries week.
The local author Tracey Darnton, will be joining Bath Central Library’s Young Adult Reading Group tomorrow (October 10) at 5pm to talk about her new novel ‘The Truth about Lies’. The group will also be reviewing the book ‘Ink’ by Alice Broadway, a novel about society, death and the deeds we do.
Midsomer Norton Library also has a special display promoting literature and audio books specifically designed for people with dyslexia.
For more information on events at libraries across Bath & North East Somerset visit: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archives/library-events-and-activities