Exploring the role of libraries in a digital world, National Library Week 2019 hopes to showcase the local services available for engaging and supporting people in using technology.
Councillor Amanda Grimshaw is encouraging everyone to get down to their local library and get involved. Amanda says libraries could not be more important in our society, she says:
“Libraries provide all ages access to life changing services and support which can be particularly important in low income families”
Keeping people coming through the doors is a challenge says, Library services manager Vicky Tremaine. She says:
“I think people still have quite a dated view about libraries… but we’re about so much more than books.”
Vickie says libraries provide an important space for people in the city. She says:
“We’re always looking for ways of reaching out to different members of our community. Working with the homeless, LGBTQ+ and BAME people. Our services are constantly changing to stay relevant.”
National Library week continues to run until this Saturday. With Lego workshops for adults, an evening of poetry and a drop in service for business start-ups, there’s something for everyone.