Discover something new at your library during Libraries Week


From famous authors to bedtime stories, coding clubs to online resources, there’s lots to discover in Plymouth during Libraries Week.

The event, which runs from Monday 9 to Saturday 14 October, is an annual UK-wide showcase of the best that libraries have to offer.

One of the highlights of our week will be a visit by bestselling author and former BBC Spotlight presenter Teresa Driscoll to the Central Library on Wednesday 11 October. The Oxford University Press will also be there that day, demonstrating the great range of online resources that can be accessed with a library card.

On Monday 9 October Devonport Library is launching a new after-school coding and digital making club. Hello World encourages children to learn about computer programming and electronics through experiment and play.

Also on Monday, budding writers can go along to a new creative writing group at Plympton Library.

Other activities include a zine workshop, bedtime stories, treasure hunts and craft sessions, alongside all the regular activities that take place every week.

Councillor Glenn Jordan, Cabinet Member for Culture, said: “Libraries Week is a perfect time to discover what’s on offer at your local library. Signing up for a library card is free and opens up a whole world of opportunities.

“As well as books you can access computers and Wi-Fi in your library and there are over 100 activities a week from reading groups, gadget help drop-ins and family history workshops to rhymetimes and Code Clubs.

“Libraries provide information on a wide range of topics from local history to health and even protecting your business idea and eBooks, audiobooks and magazines can be downloaded for free from the comfort of your own home. If you haven’t visited or used your library card in a while you may be surprised by what’s on offer.”

For full details of what’s happening in Plymouth see our Libraries Week webpage.