Libraries Week


Resource type: Event

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3

Region(s): All of UK

Libraries Week is a week-long celebration of the work that libraries do to support their communities. It usually takes place in early October. Details of Library Week 2024 to be announced.

The Libraries Week website provides free guides, posters and marketing toolkits to help promote Libraries Week.

Cost: Free

About CILIP: CILIP is the UK’s library and information association. The charity works to develop and improve library and information services and to support and advocate for information professionals and librarians.

Further resources:

  • Access training, advice, book recommendations and resources to support your school library by joining the School Library Association.
  • The Schools Library Service (SLS) provides schools with access to a broad range of services and resources to support the curriculum. Find out more here.
  • Read the Life-changing Libraries report on the positive impact that a well-resourced school library can have on children’s attitudes to reading and their well-being, and download the campaign’s recommended list of 1000 Life-Changing Books for a primary library.
  • Find more tips and resources to help you keep your library up to date in our blog.
  • Download a resource pack of over 20 library lesson plans aimed at Year 7 children from former SLA School Librarian of the Year Lucas Maxwell.
  • Catch up on the National Literacy Trust’s Diverse Libraries webinar series for advice on how to build an inclusive and representative library.
  • Read how Holden Clough Community Primary raised over £12,000 to expand their book selection and revitalise their library spaces to support their reading for pleasure goals.
  • Explore the Literacy Year calendar for more opportunities to celebrate books and reading through the year.

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