We are sharing some photos of our libraries, to celebrate Library Week.
Here are some of library displays, because we love to show our wares.
View more photos of library displays on our Flickr site.
It’s a double whammy Library Week this year as Christchurch City Libraries celebrates its 150th birthday as well.
The theme this year is Escape, Explore, Discover. These have always been the stuff of which libraries are made.
There are some cool competitions – videoing, graphic novels, and writing.
S0 celebrate by loving your local library – visit for a relaxing read, borrow a book, mag or CD / DVD, apply for a job, use the free internet, read council documents and have your say, attend an event (I listened to some beautiful music at Hornby Library on Saturday and am looking forward to groovy foodie Richard Till and Zinefest).
To paraphrase the Manic Street Preachers (the opening line of their anthem A design for life):
I need to confess, admit, relieve myself of a secret …. I have never read Harry Potter, any of them in fact, there is always something more interesting to do. Normally I would fear that such an admission would end my nascent career as a Children’s Librarian, but I have rights as a reader – I have the right NOT to read.
According to Daniel Pennac, in his wonderful book the Rights of the Reader, I have other rights too, so whilst I am celebrating my new found rights here are some more of my secrets
So be embarrassed no more about not reading a book, celebrate your favourite reading spot, and read that passage out loud to anyone who is passing with gusto and passion, as we readers have RIGHTS!! During Library Week the Centre for the Child is going to CELEBRATE these RIGHTS!! We want to know how you celebrate and delight in your rights as a reader.