Sheffield residents celebrate National Libraries Day
MP Louise Haigh dropped in to Greenhill Library today tp join in celebrations and meet the dedicated team of volunteers.
National Libraries Day was introduced to celebrate our libraries – with over 280 million visits to libraries in 2013-14, making a trip to the library is one of the most popular activities in the UK, where over half the population has a library card and nearly 10 million are active borrowers.
After speaking to volunteers of the library and seeing all the work they do Louise Haigh MP said “It is always great to meet people who give up their spare time for their community. Libraries play an important role for everyone and offer a huge amount to our local area, whether its books, learning, access to computers or the huge range of activities that often take place there. I regularly hold surgeries in the libraries in my constituency, which are based in the heart of our communities. Local Libraries are as important today as they ever were. It was fantastic to see all the hard work the volunteers put in to Greenhill Library.”
National Libraries Day also aims to increase the number of visits and Library cards each year, so why not drop into your nearest library to pick up a new read and see what’s on?