We just love our libraries and want you to join in and help us celebrate in a Greater Manchester wide ‘Festival of Libraries’.

Stockport libraries are supporting Greater Manchester’s Festival of Libraries and we want you to come and join us at two free events for all the family.

The Festival of Libraries is a five day celebration of our libraries taking place between 9 and 13 June.

The festival, supported by Arts Council England, features so many activities covering wellbeing, culture and creativity, digital and information, and, of course, reading!

First up is a performance by Hawk Dance Theatre which will take families on an entertaining adventure of poetry and dance called ‘Getting from A to B’, looking at choices and decisions we face in our lives; the highs, the lows, and everything in-between! The performance will be public and you don’t need to book. It will take place outside One Stockport Hub in Merseyway on Wednesday 9 June at 11am.

There’s lots more going on too. As part of the Stockport Reads series, Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi will be discussed over Zoom in this reading group for everyone. It’s a chance to meet fellow readers, discuss the book and celebrate reading and libraries at this online event on Thursday 10 June at 7-8.30pm. This is Adeyemi’s debut novel and the first in a trilogy which has been very popular and debuted at number one on The New York Times best-seller list for young adult books - readers over the age of 12 will be captivated by this engrossing tale! Will you love it or loathe it?

You can download the ebook or eaudiobook for FREE with your Stockport library card on BorrowBox. It's an unlimited title so everyone can read and listen at the same time. Or, you can reserve a copy in the library catalogue. However you get your copy, we hope you join in the discussion to share your thoughts.

To register your place, visit Eventbrite

Cllr David Sedgwick, Cabinet Member for Citizen Focus and Engagement at Stockport Council, said: “Our libraries in Stockport have been a massive lifeline to so many during the pandemic and I’m thrilled that we are getting behind the inaugural Festival of Libraries to support and celebrate all the great things on offer in our libraries.

“Whether you’re an avid reader or just want to experience something a bit different, there’s something that should appeal to all the family.”
Find out more about the Festival of Libraries.