National Libraries Day is the day for everyone who loves libraries to celebrate them! 2012 was a busy, exciting year for Devon Libraries with the opening of the £2.8M Passmore Edwards Centre in Newton Abbot, the launch of our free ebooks service and over 8000 young readers taking up the Summer Reading Challenge. 2013 promises to be another excellent year with a new library opening in Totnes, the refurbishment of Sidmouth library, Work Clubs and Free Fridays to help jobseekers, and loads of book events including World Book Day. You’ll be amazed at the service we offer, so we’re inviting everyone not already a member to join during the week beginning Monday 4 February and we’d also be delighted to welcome back anyone who hasn’t used their library for a while. Joining is free and within minutes you will have full access to all our services, including free internet access and all the latest DVDs for hire. Everyone who joins their local library 4th to 9th February will be entered into a draw to win a Kobo eReader and Okehampton Library are also holding a draw for one of their new borrowers to win a £10 book token.
Okehampton Library has lots of events planned during March to celebrate World Book Day, on Thursday 7th March 2013. Children are invited to collect an entry form for our competition to describe a book character, Woody Fox – illustrator of ‘Astrosaurs’ and ‘Cows in Action’ – will then choose a winner, come along to Okehampton Library to see him draw the winning character on Saturday 16th March 10:30 – 12:00. Closing date is 7th March.
On Saturday 9th March we are holding a Mega Book and DVD Sale and coffee morning between 9:30-12:00 your chance to pick up a bargain. We have a book themed quiz for adults to take part in, collect your quiz sheet in February, there is a prize for one correct entry drawn on World Book Day, Thursday 7th March.
On Monday 18th March at 7pm we have an author visit from Rebecca Tope who is the author of four murder mystery series, featuring Den Cooper, Devon police detective, Drew Slocombe, Undertaker; Thea Osborne, house sitter in the Cotswolds and now Persimmon Brown, Lake District florist. Also “ghost writer” of the novels based on the ITV series Rosemary and Thyme. Tickets are £3 (in advance) to include refreshments and are available from Okehampton Library.