Happy National Libraries Day!

Imaginative and entertaining events happening across the South West include:

Bestselling children’s author Cathy Cassidy’s visit to Exeter Library to give a talk and meet some of her readers.

Three golden bookmarks and 30 silver bookmarks were hidden across Cornish Libraries to win theatre tickets.

Storytelling and craft workshops for children in libraries in the New Forest .

Events across Wiltshire Libraries such as Poetry Outloud at Warminster, an adult quiz evening in Calne special rhyme time at Mere and a ‘Photobooth’ at Corsham where readers can share their thoughts about libraries in a photo which will be made into a collage. Salisbury Library will also be hosting a readers’ afternoon tea with crime writers Chris Ewan and Claire Donoghue.

Somerset Libraries host a simultaneous Gruffalo storytime.

Harry Potter readings and family history in Frome Library.

Pop up libraries appear across Plymouth as well as events for children and adults int the central library and across the city.

Readers take part in new book bingo at Shanklin Library.

Tina Daheley introduced a BBC World Service special edition on National Libraries Day and libraries worldwide. Listen to Cultural Give and Take here.

Support your libraries large or small.

Twitter #NationalLibrariesDay for more events throughout the South West and across the UK. E-mail us your National Libraries Day reports from the SWMN region: cilipsw@googlemail.com .

Village book swop at Heddington, Wiltshire

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