Lancashire libraries are taking part in the national week-long event which runs from today, Monday 5 October to Saturday 10 October.
The theme of Libraries Week this year is books and reading, and libraries are going to be particularly celebrating crime and detective stories, to acknowledge the 100–year anniversary of the publication of Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
A competition will be held for adult library members to win an iPad. To take part, readers need to review a crime or detective story, and submit this online by using the library services Facebook or Twitter accounts. A winner will be selected at random from the entries.
People will also have the opportunity to share their favourite books and recommendations online at @Lancspublib on twitter, or @lancslibraries on Facebook.
County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: “We’re taking part in the national week online this year, to celebrate all that we offer in our much-loved libraries.
“I hope that people see this as an opportunity to take a fresh look at their local library, discover what’s on offer and encourage their friends and family to do the same.”
Libraries Week is supported by the UK’s library and information association CILIP, the Arts Council, the Society of Chief Librarians, the Reading Agency, the School Library Association and the Libraries Taskforce.
Anyone who lives or works in Lancashire can join a library, either online or by visiting in person. Membership is free and there are no age restrictions.
For more information, go to lancashire.gov.uk/libraries or call 0300 123 6703.