McKevitt urges people to become bookworms for National Libraries Day
SDLP Culture spokesperson, Karen McKevitt MLA has urged members of the public to make the most of National Libraries Day by showing support for their local library.
Mc Kevitt told Newry Times, “Local libraries lie at the heart of communities across the North. But often when people get wrapped up in the pressures and the pace of everyday life, they neglect to take some time out to visit the library and pick up a book.
“We’ve all been in the position where we allow our membership to lapse until we realise we need something at the last minute. National Libraries Day falls on Saturday 8th February this year.
“I would urge all the lapsed bookworms to get back into the habit and take a visit to their library. There’s no better time to fall back in love with reading, or better still, encourage a new generation of enthusiastic young readers to get bitten by the bug.
“Our libraries are hidden treasure troves of culture. If reading isn’t for you, they’ll have events and exhibitions to interest everyone. And if the hustle and bustle of daily life is just too much to get distracted from, anyone can sign up for ebooks on the Libraries NI website at www.librariesni.org.uk.
McKevitt added, “I would encourage everyone to take some time out on Saturday to support their local library. They’re a rich resource that we shouldn’t neglect.”
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