Go green at the library this week for Green Libraries Week • Vision RCL

Go green at the library this week for Green Libraries Week

Libraries Week takes place this year between Monday, 2 October and Sunday, 8 October, and we will be celebrating with a jampacked schedule full of activities for children and young people.

Libraries Week is an annual showcase and celebration of the best libraries offer. Each year there’s a different theme to explore the innovative and surprising things libraries do to support their communities. 

This year, we are celebrating the work happening in libraries across the UK focused on sustainability and climate change.

Throughout the week, the `Green’ theme will be the main focus for various children’s activities, including; arts and crafts with recycled/recyclable materials, digital workshops, interactive storytelling & much more.

As part of the week, we’ll be offering some helpful tips on how people can visit their local library and help save the planet at the same time. For example, did you know you can borrow up to 20 books from your Redbridge Library rather than buy them? This helps create a shared economy that cuts down on consumption and the waste it causes.

If you find it difficult to visit your local library in person, why not discover our  digital collections on LibbyBorrowBox, Kanopy and Press Reader.

It’s quick and easy to get started, and you don’t even have to leave home! Download the apps to your devices to enjoy thousands of adult and children’s books, audio, films, newspapers, magazines and comics for free with your library card.

For more information about Libraries Week and to join Redbridge Libraries, visit our dedicated Libraries Week page.