It’s Libraries Week, and to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries, the focus this year will be on wellbeing. Libraries of all kinds – public libraries, schools, workplaces and universities – have amazing services that improve our wellbeing. Check out these useful Facts & figures on libraries and wellbeing.
Libraries Week gives libraries from across the UK the opportunity to showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health.
Library staff and supporters can register to take part, and posters, logos and other resources are available for download to help publicise and market Libraries Week activities. An infographic with facts and figures about the impact of libraries on wellbeing is also available for download.
With the slogan My Time, My Space, My Library, Libraries Week is organised by CILIP, the library and information association, and supported by partners including Arts Council England, The Reading Agency, Libraries Connected, the Leadership for Libraries Taskforce and the School Libraries Association.