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Celebrate your Local Library

John Freeman

Discover something new during Libraries Week

Lancashire libraries will be taking part in a national week-long celebration of libraries from Monday 9 October to Saturday 14 October.

Libraries across the county will take the opportunity during Libraries Week to demonstrate the services and activities they offer, including showcasing their digital resources, learning opportunities and family activities.

This year's theme of discovery aims to encourage people to learn something new at their local branch.

A number of activities will also take place as part of the event, including a chance to find out about the online Red Rose Collections, where you can explore images of Lancashire people, places and events.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "We're taking part in the national week to celebrate all that we offer in our much-loved libraries.

"I hope that people see this as an opportunity to take a fresh look at their local library, discover what's on offer and encourage their friends and family to do the same."

You can call in at your local library to find out more information about Libraries Week, and events and activities that are taking place.

Alternatively, visit or call 0300 123 6703.

Libraries Week is supported by the UK's library and information association, CILIP, the Arts Council, the Society of Chief Librarians, the Reading Agency, the School Library Association and the Libraries Taskforce.

• Anyone who lives or works in Lancashire can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person. Membership is free and there are no age restrictions. For more information, go to or call 0300 123 6703