29/09/2023 - Permalink

Shropshire’s libraries celebrate Green Libraries Week

Related topics: Climate change / environment / Leisure, culture and heritage

Libraries across Shropshire are marking National Libraries Week from 2 to 8 October [2023], with this year’s event celebrating sustainability and climate change work in the UK’s libraries – and with the week being renamed Green Libraries Week.

Events being held in libraries across the county during the week range from an “open mic” green poetry event, craft events, a green rhyme-time for pre-schoolers, a garden bulb swap, information and support about saving energy and climate care, a “retrofit your house” roadshow, and more.

This is on top of libraries’ regular activities supporting health and wellbeing for all ages, digital support, local history drop-ins, Memory and Grief Cafes, free books, free computer use, and local information.

Robert Macey, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture and digital, said:

“Libraries Week is an annual showcase and celebration of the best that libraries have to offer…. and we have plenty to shout about in Shropshire!

“We’re looking forward to celebrating what this year is ‘Green Libraries Week’ with lots of events and activities for people of all ages taking place in libraries across the county.

“Libraries have a key role in supporting our communities to become more sustainable, so please get in touch with your local library to find out what else is on offer, or to work with us in the future.”

To search for your events taking place in a Shropshire library, visit www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries. People can also visit their local library or email libraries@shropshire.govuk to explore future possibilities for working together.