Sutherland Library Open Day February 14th

Some may call it Valentine's Day - we call it Library Lovers Day!

On Tuesday, February 14th Librarians will be extra busy at Sutherland library celebrating their love of the library with an Open Day, highlighting the huge range of resources libraries provide the public.

Your library is not just a place to borrow books. Of course there is that, but did you also know you can download music from your library for free - yours to keep forever?! You can also learn a language online (croon to your loved one in Italian on Valentine's Day) or borrow an eBook to read on that new e-reader you got for Christmas.

Sutherland Library will be opening its doors even wider with info booths manned by staff eager to talk to you about the different and varied things you can borrow/browse/attend and keep - all from Shire Libraries. There will be library tours, a visit from Bookatoo and goody bags for everyone; we may even add a touch of Valentine's Day just to show our love!

Did we mention there will be childrens' authors and singers Margaret Bradford and Janet Selby launching their newest book and CD in the morning? Kids are welcome to sing along! Or that Magician Jackson Aces will be roving about in the afternoon, showing off tricks (some of which he may have learnt in a library book)!

There's a drop-in drawing workshop for kids with local artist Trevor from 4.30pm and a free lunch time sausage sizzle that everyone is welcome to enjoy. Bring the kids and they can get their faces painted for free!

With 2012 being the National Year of Reading, Library staff are excited about the coming events and playing their part in encouraging people to read. Start your reading habit at the Sutherland Library Open Day, Tuesday February 14th from 9am. See you there!