Do you love your local library? Are you passionate about all the great books, movies, information and help that you get from your friendly library staff? Then make sure they know it on February 14 by celebrating Library Lovers’ Day at your nearest branch.
“You may have recently found a little red envelope in a library book – use it to send a love note – the soppier the better. Or maybe write a corny love poem, a sweet little message—we can’t get enough of your love,” said Catherine Turner, Council’s Operations and Programs Coordinator for Coffs Harbour Libraries.
“If you find a heart-shaped sticky note instead, then write what you love about one of our books and leave it inside for the next reader to find – how good is that?
“For those who like to express themselves online, love your library on social media by using #librarylove or #coffslibrary.”
Red is the colour universally recognised as a symbol of love, so there will also be red-themed displays throughout the three local branches in Coffs Harbour, Toormina and Woolgoolga.
“You’re sure to find something you can’t resist,” promised Ms Turner.
Library Lovers Day is celebrated by Libraries across Australia on February 14 each year. The event is a chance for people to reconnect with their local library and share the library love.
The initiative, coordinated by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), aims to raise the profile of the services which libraries offer.
Coffs Harbour’s libraries lend books, magazines, DVDs and CDs. They also provide reference, inter-library loans and information services, as well as free ebooks to download, public access computers, free internet access, printing, scanning and copying services. In addition, they run a packed annual programme of events and happenings for adults and children alike.
Your local library is also a great place to meet, collaborate, research, learn, share and relax through formal and informal groups and workshops.