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National Libraries Week

Published: 02 October 2020

National Libraries Week

Surrey libraries celebrate by extending opening hours

A raft of Surrey's libraries will be opening their doors to the public for longer hours from Monday to celebrate the start of nationally celebrated Libraries Week.

The county's libraries have been gradually reopening after lockdown with 49 libraries now open to the public, but for fewer hours than previously.

However, from Monday 5 October, 17 of these libraries will be opening for longer periods each day to mark the start of Libraries Week, which runs from 5 until 10 October and this year highlights the significant contribution that libraries make to communities and to building a nation of readers.

Throughout Libraries Week, activities inspired by books and reading will be on offer online via the Surrey Libraries Facebook page, and promoted on the libraries' Twitter feed. Activities will be available to watch afterwards on the Surrey Libraries YouTube channel and the programme includes a variety of events such as book recommendations, craft activities, virtual Rhymetimes and Storytimes, STEM activities, origami club, Lego club and performance poetry.

The 17 libraries extending their opening hours are Addlestone, Ashford, Ashtead, Caterham Valley, Chertsey, Cranleigh, Dorking, Egham, Epsom, Godalming, Horley, Leatherhead, Redhill, Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, and Sunbury. Before you head to any of the above libraries please check the opening hours.

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