Kindles are just the ticket for National Libraries Day competition winners


Mandy Macdonald (Service Manager for Libraries) presents Kindle Fire to Sara Edwards at Devonport Library. Also pictured are Sara’s daughter Molly and grandchildren Issac and Amelia.

Mandy Macdonald (Service Manager for Libraries) presents Kindle Fire to Sara Edwards at Devonport Library. Also pictured are Sara’s daughter Molly and grandchildren Issac and Amelia.

Two lucky Plymouth residents have won Kindle Fires following this year’s National Libraries Day celebrations.

Sara Edwards from Devonport was presented with her prize after finding a golden ticket hidden in one of the many free books distributed across the city by library staff.

Another Kindle Fire was won by Christine Browning from Plympton, who was entered into a prize draw along with hundreds of people who borrowed something from their library on the day.

National Libraries Day saw libraries pop up at venues all over the city, from the Co-op in St Budeaux to the Stannary Court pub in Plympton. In the Armada Centre library staff showed off the plans for the new Central Library, which will open at the end of March.

North Prospect Library hosted a teddy bear sleepover and the cuddly critters got up to all sorts of mischief, even taking over the library’s Twitter account. Other activities on the day included gadget sessions, computer coding, family history and rhymetimes.

Councillor Jon Taylor, Cabinet Member for Transformation and Customer Services, said: “This year’s event was a great success, with hundreds of people braving the weather to discover their local library and join in with our activities. Lots of new people became members and can now take advantage of everything libraries have to offer, including free eBooks and digital magazines.”