Posted: Tue 2nd Feb 2016

National Libraries Day celebration /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016

Libraries across the city are joining the National Libraries Day celebration this weekend. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The fifth National Libraries Day will be held on Saturday, February 6 and is an opportunity for people to celebrate public libraries and find out more about what their local library can offer. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Central Library Hub has a number of activities planned throughout the day including a Glamorgan Family History drop-in session (10am – 1pm), Minecraft and Lego club(10.30-11.30am). Chinese New Year art and craft activities will be held from 12-2pm with Code Club at 1pm and a Chinese New Year story and rhyme time at 2.30pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Branch libraries are also hosting events including a charity coffee morning at Llandaff North, storytime and crafting at Ely and Caerau Hub (10.30am) and storytime at Rhiwbina Library (3pm). Cathays Library hosts a coffee morning and activities for children including a book hunt. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For young library fans feeling vocal on a Saturday morning, Whitchurch Library has the perfect activity with its ‘Make a Noise in the Library’ storytime at 11am while Rhydypennau Library and Penylan Library will be holding quizzes throughout the day. Branch libraries at Canton, Llanishen and Radyr as well as Llanrumney Hub, Rumney Partnership Hub and St Mellons Hub will all have storytimes while intrepid adventurers can take on the treasure hunt at STAR Library. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new Grangetown Hub is holding a quiz, crafts and dinosaur-themed storytime – children are welcome to along in fancy dress from 1-4pm and Llanedeyrn Library is hosting a coffee morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Community Development, Co-operatives and Social Enterprise, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: “Libraries are a much-valued public service and we have some fantastic facilities in Cardiff. There’s so much going on every week whether it be story and rhyme times to Goldies singalong events to Code Club for the young computer whizzes of the future. There’s something for everyone and libraries are no longer places people go just to borrow a book, although we have plenty of those, of course. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This year’s National Libraries Day is a chance for people who value and regularly use our libraries to celebrate these fantastic facilities in their community and if there’s anyone who isn’t a regular visitor to their local branch, what better day to pop along and sign up to become a library member.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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