Wiltshire residents show their love for libraries

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire residents show their love for libraries Wiltshire residents show their love for libraries

Library users across Wiltshire were asked to sum up what they love about their libraries using words and images as part of a national celebration this week.

Trowbridge Library was among the six Wiltshire libraries taking part in the scheme, which involved collecting contributions from members of the public to create a “love libraries” display.

Customers at the library were asked to participate in the photo collage on Tuesday where they were photographed holding a sign saying what they are doing in the library that day.

The photo collage also went to Chippenham Library, Royal Wootton Bassett Library, Devizes Library, Warminster Library and Salisbury Library.

Community librarian Basil Nankivell said: “We had around 30 people get involved in the photo collage and tell us why they love the library, which was a good response.

“It was nice to see lots of people coming to the library, even though we are very popular anyway. It’s important to remind everyone that we are here and those who were new to the library were really impressed by what they saw.”

Throughout February, library customers will also be encouraged to nominate a friend or family member to join the library. Both will be entered into a prize draw to win book related items.

Trowbridge Library will hold an event on Saturday, where children can dress their teddy bears up as their favourite book characters. More details on 01225 716700.

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