Ealing Joins National Libraries Day

'Use it, love it, join it' - Saturday 8th February

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In celebration of National Libraries Day on Saturday 8th February Ealing libraries will host a variety of events and activities.

At Greenford Library best-selling children’s author Jackie Marchant will be speaking and signing copies of her Dougal Trump books. Dougal Trump is a mischievous boy who inspires children with his funny antics and adventures. Jackie will be bringing him to life in Greenford Library at 2.00pm and the event is free to all.

Jackie’s talk marks a day of activities at Greenford that starts with baby bounce and rhyme at 10.30am followed by Children’s story lab where children share their reviews of their favourite books, at 11.00am. The celebration ends at 3.00pm with craft activities and book making.

Other events taking place on Saturday across the borough include Alternative Fairy Tales at Wood End Library 11.00am - 12 noon. At Southall Library there are craft sessions and stories every hour from 11.30am - 2.00pm and at Perivale we have storytelling sessions from 11.30am through to 2.30pm.

Now in its third year National Libraries Day is an annual celebration to show case what our libraries have to offer. Library users from all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to go along to their local library and join in with the National Library Day celebrations and find out about the great services on offer – from book loans, events and activities, to information about the new library refurbishments planned for Acton, Greenford, Southall and Pitshanger that are planned for the spring.

Cabinet member for community services and safety, councilor Ranjit Dheer said: “Our libraries offer a fantastic range of free services and great facilities for all ages throughout the year. National Libraries Day is a wonderful opportunity for residents to pop along to their local library and perhaps discover the joys or reading or learn something new.”

6th February 2014