JuniorLibrarian.net: Promoting reading for enjoyment throughout the school...

We have updated our cookie policy to reflect recent changes in the UK/EU law concerning the use of cookies and tracking technologies. We use cookies on this website (including the page you are currently viewing) to ensure that the site functions smoothly and to help us understand how we can improve it. If you continue without changing your settings, you are agreeing to receive all cookies from the SLA website.

or view our cookie policy to find out more

Show Menu | Show Sidebar (Login/Search)

National Libraries Day

About NLD - Saturday 7 February 2015

NLDrgbNational Libraries Day is devoted to all types of libraries, library users, staff and supporters across the UK. Join in by organising a celebratory event.

How will you get involved? Visit the National Libraries Day website to register events and download useful items.

The School Library Association is proud to be a partner in this important event.

National Libraries Day 2015, will be a culmination of a week’s worth of celebrations in school, college, university, workplace and public libraries across the UK, will take place on Saturday 7 February 2015.

Every day across the UK, librarians and information professionals are improving literacy rates, encouraging learning and promoting reading for pleasure. They connect people with the information they need and contribute to a fair and prosperous society. National Libraries Day 2015 is a chance to say a big thank you to these unsung heroes, to shine a spotlight on all the great work they do and to show decision-makers just why librarians and information professionals are so loved and so vital to our communities.

The National Libraries Day Steering Group is made up of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Reading Agency, the School Library Association and the Society of Chief Librarians.

Former CILIP President, Phil Bradley said, "In these times of austerity is clear that libraries are needed and valued more than ever. Librarians in conjunction with their members are working hard to protect and improve their communities, to increase literacy levels, and to provide training and support in many areas, from learning about the internet through to researching for a new job. National Libraries Day is an opportunity to celebrate everyone who works in a library, everyone who visits libraries, and to highlight to people who don't visit them exactly what they're missing out on."  Cilip press release 16/11/2012

National Library Day Poster

The SLA's general purpose poster "Explore New Horizons" to promote National Libraries Day.

Explore New Horizons

PDF file, 760 kB

Requires Adobe Reader






National Libraries Day - ideas

A newspaper-style factsheet created in 2013 to offer you tips, tricks and hints to get you started on your planning for National Libraries Day on 7 February 2015. Join in the celebration and share ideas via the National Libraries Day website.

NLD News 2013

PDF file, 192 kB

Requires Adobe Reader






Check out loads more ideas in our Learning and Teaching section of the website