This week is Book Week NI which is an important week in the Libraries NI calendar every year. Libraries across NI are providing a program of activities to encourage customers to engage with their local libraries and experience the love of reading.

In recent years NIPSA has supported Libraries NI to promote Book Week NI. This year is no different and we are asking members to become involved.

Please see the following link to the website Book Week NI 18 - 24 October (librariesni.org.uk) which provides a raft of information and suggestions on how you and your families can get involved.

Book Week NI is taking place during 18 - 24 October and there will be many opportunities to get involved; either on air, online or through social media.

What is Book Week NI

Book Week NI is a joint initiative arising from the partnership between BBC Northern Ireland and Libraries NI and the event is now going into its sixth year.

This year’s theme

The theme for this year is Read All About It! and will focus on a different genre of book for each day of the week. The daily themes this year are particularly exciting as Libraries NI & BBC NI celebrate all that is wonderful about our local libraries on Wednesday 20 October with a Love Your Library Day.

To help everyone get involved throughout the week, there are suggestions relating to the daily themes of books, audiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks for all ages to read. Also, themed book displays and activities will take place in libraries throughout the week and the BBC’s programming will link to Book Week NI across its air waves.

You can take a look at the different themes here.

Love Your Library Day

Wednesday 20 October is Love Your Library Day! Branches will be busy celebrating by hosting events and activities for adults and children of all ages so it is the perfect time to reconnect with your local library. Your local library would be glad to see you so call in and say hello if you can.

You can get involved by:

  • Joining in each day on social media

Join the conversation on social media using #BookWeekNI and on Wednesday 20 October for Love Your Library Day, let us know what you love about your local library.

  • You can like and tag Libraries NI and BBC Northern Ireland using

- @LibrariesNI and @BBCnireland on Twitter
- @LibrariesNorthernIreland and @BBCNI on Facebook
- @librariesni and @bbcni on Instagram

NIPSA encourages all members and your families to become involved and support Book Week.