07 Oct 2019

Celebrating libraries in a digital world

There is a whole host of events planned this week at libraries across the Island in celebration of National Libraries Week.

Libraries Week is a week-long celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries, this year highlighting the different ways they can help people of all ages through digital support, services and activities.

Throughout the week activities with a digital focus for adults and young people will be on offer including coding clubs, building a library of the future at Lego Club, and an introduction to digital skills, with an hour of FREE one-to-one computer help at Sandown Library.

Council Libraries manager, Rob Jones, said, “We have a brilliant programme of activities during Libraries Week that we hope will bring the community together and find out more about all the ways we can help people through digital support and services to get connected, get creative and learn new skills. Everyone is welcome and the library is free to join.”

The Library Service has a whole host of digital magazines, books, music and newspapers available online through dedicated apps and you can sign up by simply becoming a library member, then downloading the relevant app.

Further information can be found at: https://www.iow.gov.uk/Residents/Libraries-Cultural-and-Heritage/Library-Enjoy/eBooks  

For information on events, free online services, or simply to find out what is on offer at your local library, please follow the council’s social media pages at Facebook: iwlibraries and Twitter: @iwlibraries

Alternatively, you can visit https://www.iow.gov.uk/Residents/Libraries-Cultural-and-Heritage/  or contact our library team on (01983) 823824.

About Libraries Week

Libraries Week is a week-long celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries, with a focus in 2019 on celebrating libraries in the digital world. 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. Join in the #LibrariesWeek conversation and find out more at www.librariesweek.org.uk  or follow twitter: @lib

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  • Libraries Week is a week-long celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries.
  • There is a whole host of events planned this week at libraries across the Island.
 
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