Com­mend­ing our li­braries

Halifax Courier - - News Special - BY ROSIE JONES

Li­braries across our bor­ough cel­e­brated the Na­tional Li­braries Day last Satur­day as part of an an­nual cel­e­bra­tion that com­mends Li­braries na­tion­wide. Now in it’s fifth year the day high­lights the great ser­vices li­braries of­fer and aims to get peo­ple who don’t al­ready ben­e­fit from a mem­ber­ship to sign up.

There was a great re­sponse in all of our li­braries as they opened their doors for a day of great fun with ac­tiv­i­ties for all the fam­ily in­clud­ing quizzes, crafts, trea­sure hunts, ex­hi­bi­tions and also vis­its from po­ets and story tell­ers.

The day, a great hit with chil­dren in Calderdale, is aimed at­pre­vent­ing cuts to ser­vices by rais­ing li­braries’ pro­file and in­creas­ing use. Calderdale showed that there re­ally is a lot of love for ourli­braries out there.

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