3 Unwritten Rules I Think You Should Know About Using Your Library (It Wasn’t Like This In My Day)

At Hudderfield Library last Saturday, we celebrated World Book Night two days early and during the day. Here's an edited version of my reading, taken from The Living Library: If you think back to when you went to the library as children, you’d be forgiven for thinking that libraries have changed beyond recognition. The buildings … Continue reading 3 Unwritten Rules I Think You Should Know About Using Your Library (It Wasn’t Like This In My Day)

A safe haven

A mother comes in with her young daughter, and it looks like an ordinary enough scene: they enter the large, square room that is the Children’s Library, the daughter runs to the brightly coloured table and chairs in the centre to do some colouring in, whilst the mother sits at one of the tables in … Continue reading A safe haven

Writer-In-Residence, with a twist…

What started as a rant about World Book Night and library services being cut (see World Library Night Parts 1 and 2) has turned into something quite wonderful for me. I am to be a Writer-In-Residence at Huddersfield Library for the next two weeks. But this is a residency with a twist. Instead of going … Continue reading Writer-In-Residence, with a twist…