Events for book lovers of all ages will mark National Libraries Day

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National Libraries Day will be celebrated across the county with games, costumes and the Queen’s knickers.

The day of events will be held on Saturday.

Alison Wheeler, General Manager of Suffolk Libraries, said: “It’s fantastic that such a range of fun and engaging events is taking place across our libraries and National Libraries Day is a great time to celebrate our libraries and to showcase their activities and services.

“Although it’s a special date in the calendar, these events are actually a great example of the kind of thing taking place all year round!”


Bury St Edmunds - Saturday Stories will feature tales about friends, childrem will also be invited to dress up as their favourite book character with prizes on offer.

Further prize draws will take place throughout the day.

Elmswell - Elmswell Library will be holding a fun day. Children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character, play games, have their faces painted and take part in activities run by a local author.

In the lead up to Saturday young people are invited to submit a colourful design for a pair of the Queen’s knickers on A4 paper. These will be used to decorate the library with the best entre winning a £10 Waterstones voucher.

Stowmarket - Children’s book treasure hunt with prizes for entrants.

Brandon - Get-connected event. Learn about downloading ebooks, accessing wi-fi and online library services. The library will also hold a book sale from 10am-2pm and a Bookstart storytime session for young children at 10.30am.