COME and say hello! That is the invitation from Warwickshire County Council’s library service during this year’s Libraries Week (October 4-10).
A week of online and library-based activities includes Rhyme Time events, author panels, and virtual reading events.
Warwickshire Libraries are also launching their Book Amnesty campaign, which will run throughout October, allowing residents to bring back any items they may still have at home without incurring fines or charges.
Warwickshire County Council’s interim Customer and Transformation spokeswoman for Coun Kam Kaur said: “We have been so pleased to see so many of our customers return to libraries over recent months, following the easing of restrictions. And we want to use Libraries Week as a real celebration of everything we have to offer in our libraries
“We’ve got a brilliant programme of events running through the week – some virtual, some in person. And with our book amnesty running all month if you’ve had a clear out during lockdown and found any library items that are past their return date, don’t worry – drop them back in and we’ll take them back, no questions asked and all fines and charges will be cleared.
“We look forward to seeing our regular customers and welcoming back those that might not have seen us for a while, our doors will be open and our staff can’t wait to say hello!”
Libraries Week is a national campaign that celebrates libraries and the role they play in the community. This year’s theme showcases how libraries are taking action and changing lives.
Events taking place during Libraries Week include Book Gifting at Rhyme Times, Get to Know Your Library, In Conversation with UK crime novelist Stephen Booth at Rugby Library, an Author Panel Discussion event at Kenilworth Library, In Conversation with Author Freya Sampson, Doing it Digital, and the Young Poet Laureate Final.