10 FUN THINGS TO DO AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY
17 Feb 2020
Have you viewed our stories about characters who love the library?
In Lucy’s Book by Natalie Jane Prior and Cheryl Orsini, Lucy visits the library regularly to borrow her favourite books and in The Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnavas, Angus and Lucy discover the joy and community of the local library.
Do you love the library as much as Lucy, Angus and Lucy? Or maybe you haven’t quite discovered the magic of libraries for yourself. The library is not a place of the past; libraries are active and engaging hubs for local communities and we’ve got a list of 10 ways to help you get to know your library.
1. Take part in special events organised by your local library, such as Library Lover’s Day, National Simultaneous Storytime and Library and Information Week. There is always something happening at the library, big or small, so be sure to check your library’s EVENTS PAGE or sign up to receive email updates.
2. Attend story time and book club sessions organised by your library. There are lots of other clubs to join at your library too, such as Lego clubs, chess clubs, robotics clubs and school holiday programs.
3. Use your library card/account to access Story Box Library from home.
4. Leave a bookmark review (or handwritten note) inside a favourite book for the next borrower.
5. Hunt for particular books by taking part in a Book Scavenger Hunt or Book Bingo game. There are many available on the internet to download and print; Otherwise, you could make your own by including:
- Types of books to find (E.g. A comic, a biography, a non-fiction book, a mystery etc.)
- Visual features of books to find. (E.g. the biggest book in the library, a book with a red cover, a book written by Author X, a book set in London etc.)
- Things to find within a book. (E.g. A place you’d like to visit, a recipe you’d like to make, a skill you would like to learn).
6. Find different places to read within the library.
7.Write a wish list of books you’d like to borrow
8. Take part in competitions hosted by your local library, such as designing a bookmark.
9. Browse and borrow something other than a book (E.g. an audio book, a DVD or music).
10. Find and read authors who share your surname.