Libraries Week - Your Passport To Reading
This week is Libraries Week, running from 5th - 10th October and this year's theme is Your Passport To Reading. Libraries Week is an annual celebration of the best that libraries have to offer.
This year celebrations have focussed on the significant contribution that libraries make to building a nation of readers, and acknowledging the remarkable efforts made by libraries to keep the nation reading, providing comfort, companionship and escapism during challenging times.
We've been tweeting about #LibrariesWeek all week and some of you have been voting in our poll too and letting us know what books you love!
Age Friendly Neighbourhood Health Worker Yasmin recommended a book she borrowed from the library:
"‘The Age of Ageing Better? A Manifesto For Our Future’ takes us on a positive and optimistic journey to explore what the future of ageing could look like. It highlights issues that can negatively impact on our older residents from ageism to pensioner poverty, but also generates thought provoking and solution focussed ideologies around how we can choose a better future if we invest our time, ideas and resources wisely. This book is a great resource, and one that will get you thinking about your own future too!"
We have two libraries as part of our Knowledge Service, one based in Fallowfield and one in Prestwich. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the way our libraries operate has changed, you can learn all about how we're currently operating here.
Below are some highlights from Libraries Week 2020...