Help celebrate National Library Day

Chesterfield Library
Chesterfield Library

MAKE a date in your diary to help celebrate National Libraries Day in Derbyshire and you could be in with the chance of winning a prize.

Saturday, February 4, is National Libraries Day and anyone who borrows a book from one of Derbyshire County Council’s libraries will be entered into a free draw to win book tokens worth £50.

Forty-two of the county council’s 45 libraries are open every Saturday and they will be welcoming everybody on the day. Many libraries also open late during the week and all have computers with free access to the internet.

As well as stocking a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, modern works and the classics, the authority’s libraries also have reference works and information services. Some rent out DVDs.

So, even if you haven’t popped into one for a while, why not help celebrate National Libraries Day in Derbyshire and see how things have changed.

The authority has also organised other celebrations around the national event including borrow a book between now and Tuesday, February 14 from any library and write in no more than 150 words what it is you like about it.

Hand your review into your local library and be entered into a free draw. The best two reviews will get a £25 book token.

Or you could write a poem to celebrate Derbyshire Libraries. In one sentence describe what your library means to you.

Your ideas will be passed to Derbyshire poet laureate Matt Black who will use the ideas to create a poem in celebration of Derbyshire libraries.

Copies of the final poem will be displayed in libraries throughout Derbyshire. The poem will be premiered at Laureates Live at Chesterfield Library on Wednesday, March 14 at 7.30pm.