National Libraries Day
15 February 2016
National Libraries Day took place on Saturday 6 February, with hundreds of events taking place around the country.
The national celebration day is now in its fifth year and rounds off a week of events and activities in schools, colleges, universities and public libraries to highlight learning, literacy and the enjoyment of reading.
In the Vale of Glamorgan, the 3rd Cadoxton and 2nd Barry Brownies attended a Roald Dahl themed sleepover at Barry Library. The evening started with a shadow puppet workshop from Puppet Theatre Wales and after watching the film, the Fantastic Mr Fox, the Brownies climbed into sleeping bags to spend the night in the library.
They also visited Art Central Gallery’s ‘Don’t Stand By’ Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) exhibition, where they made HMD pledge flames.
At other libraries, a Harry Potter themed night was held to celebrate National Libraries Day. Children at Cowbridge, Penarth, Llantwit Major and Dinas Powys libraries also enjoyed craft activities, readings and golden ticket hunts.
Cllr Stuart Egan, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said “National Libraries Day is a wonderful way to rekindle our resident’s interest in libraries and of the free services they provide, including books, digital services and learning.
“It is marvellous to see that so many children took part across the Vale of Glamorgan and I’m sure that it will inspire them to get the most out of our libraries in the future.”