Show your support for National Libraries Day

National Libraries Day

National Libraries Day is just around the corner, and Calderdale libraries have lots of great activities planned to celebrate. Saturday 7 February is National Libraries Day. This annual event celebrates libraries and highlights the free services and opportunities available, and the joy that a library membership can bring.

If you’re looking to keep the children entertained why not go along to the Pirate Adventure Day from 10.30am – 12.30pm at Brighouse Library, try and spot Where’s Wally at Northowram Library, or help Wallace and Gromit find cheese and dog bones at King Cross Library. 

There’s plenty for older children and adults too, from author talks and book readings, interesting displays and craft workshops. Many venues are also hosting competitions and quizzes, Central Library in Halifax will be challenging you to match Calderdale photos with their locations, meanwhile Mytholmroyd library is hosting a book quiz based around the top 100 books of all time. 

If history is your thing, you’re also in luck.  Todmorden Library is hosting an Anne Lister event from 10am – 3pm, with expert talks and screenings of the BBC documentary and dramatisation, Bailiff Bridge Library is hosting a First World War display featuring reproduction posters and documents from the era, or head to Brighouse Library between 10am and 1pm for a Family History taster session. 

All these events are being held on Saturday 7 February, but there are also events through the month, so check your local library or visit the what’s on page on the Calderdale Council website for more information and full listings. 

Calderdale Council’s Head of Neighbourhoods, Andrew Pitts, said:

“National Libraries Day is a chance to show appreciation for our libraries and there’s such an eclectic mix of events on offer there really is something for everyone to enjoy. 

“It’s great to see that events for National Libraries Day have not only been organised by library staff, but also community groups such as the Friends of the Rydings, Calderdale Family History Society, the Friends of Rastrick Library, Calderdale Calligraphers and the LGBT Network, showing the support for our libraries and the highlighting the important role they play within our communities.” 

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