National Libraries Day

Libraries across Wiltshire will be celebrating National Libraries Day on 4 February 2012 with a host of exciting events planned.

National Libraries Day, supported by Wiltshire Council, is devoted to all types of libraries, library users, staff and supporters.

To mark the occasion and to encourage as many people as possible to use their local libraries, a number of events are taking place on the day which people are welcome to attend.

Conservative Cabinet member with responsibility for libraries, Cllr Stuart Wheeler said:

National Libraries Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the vital role libraries play at the heart of local communities. I encourage all people to visit their local library not just on  4 February but all year round and take advantage of the fantastic services they have to offer.

It has been a year since Wiltshire Council committed to safeguard all 31 of its local libraries at a time when some local authorities were closing many of theirs. Working in partnership with local communities, Wiltshire Council kept 10 of the county’s smallest libraries open and helped extend the opening hours of several others. The council was overwhelmed by the positive response it received from local communities and the support they have provided.

For more information on National Libraries Day people can visit the national libraries day website . For more information on local libraries people can visit  the library pages on the council website.

Events and activities are taking place in the following locations:


Warminster Library will be hosting a craft drop in session for children from 10am-3:30pm. While the children are busy the adults are welcome to hire a DVD, relax with a magazine and find out everything that their local library has to offer

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