Libraries Week 2017

Celebrate Your Local Library!

Libraries Week 2017

Discover something new during Libraries Week, a national week-long celebration of libraries from Monday 9th October to Saturday 14th October 2017.

Libraries across the country 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 – perhaps, for example, finding out just how many graphic novels many stock. Some libraries have also run comics-related events, such as Lancaster Comics Day, for example, or taken part in larger comics events in towns and cities across the country across the year.

Libraries Week 2017 Statistics
It’s not just public libraries that are taking part, either – libraries of all kinds in schools, workplaces and universities have amazing services that will be on show during Libraries Week.

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.

• Register to take part or to keep up with the latest news

 • You can call in at your local library to find out more information about Libraries Week, and events and activities that are taking place. Anyone who lives or works in the UK can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person. Membership is free and there are no age restrictions

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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