Kingston children and adults come together to celebrate National Libraries Day

James Berry MP at Silver Surfers in Hook Library on National Libraries Day.

Children and adults from across Kingston celebrated National Libraries Day on Sunday 6 February 2016 with special events which took place in all seven libraries throughout the borough.

From poetry parades to quizzes and Chinese New Year crafts, the events saw Kingston residents come together and celebrate the valued community service.

National Libraries Day is an annual national event highlighting the important part libraries play with children, adults, families and community groups. The libraries in Kingston are part of a network across the UK that attract more people each year than those that attend Premier League football matches, theatre and cinema combined.

James Berry, Member of Parliament for Kingston and Surbiton, took the opportunity to join in a Silver Surfers class in Hook Library.

Councillor Andrea Craig, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Libraries at Kingston Council, said:

“Our libraries sit at the heart of our communities. We had a great turnout for the sixteen events which happened around the borough and the feedback has been great. But we’re not stopping there - we’re already planning how we can make next year’s event bigger and better.”

To find out more about libraries in Kingston, see libraries.