Local library celebrates National Libraries Day
A local library celebrated National Libraries Day today with a performance from entertainer Nick Toczek.
Sinfin Library played host to a ‘million-miles-an-hour-show’ packed with snappy poems, quick gags, telling tales and baffling magic tricks.
The act, performed at break-neck speed, was delivered to a group of children and their parents who were willing to show support for their local library on National Libraries day.
The day is the finale to a week of events that highlight the importance of reading and it celebrates the libraries and librarians across the country.
National Libraries is treated as a positive day of celebration to promote the whole culture of reading for pleasure, information and engagements whether you read traditional books or use a laptop or e-reader.
Performer and an author of children’s books, Nick Toczek, said: “Libraries give people the chance to have books for free, so it means that anybody no matter how rich or poor can use a library and take full advantage of it.
“They’re a source of information and also a social centre where you can meet people with the same interests as you. Libraries matter.”
Hilary Marshall, children library services manager at Derby City Council, said: “Libraries are at the heart of the community and we know how important reading is for children so we use days like this to show them how much fun books can be.
“We know they enjoy it and by doing so we know they can improve their own reading skills. It’s important that children get a more positive attitude towards learning in general."