The 4th-10th October is Libraries Week – an annual celebration which showcases the best that UK libraries have to offer. This year’s focus is on celebrating the role that libraries play in supporting active and engaged communities.
We’re thrilled to announce that the fantastic BookLove Carnival will be returning to UHCW to help us celebrate Libraries Week and Black History Month in a joint venture with the Library and the UHCW Equality and Diversity Team.
After a successful visit last year, BookLove will be bringing their multicultural travelling book carnival back to the CSB in a celebration of BAME culture, heritage and identity. There will be a huge selection of anti-racist, inclusive and bilingual books for children and adults available to browse and buy on the day, or you can download their current catalogue here.
BookLove have also kindly provided UHCW staff with a code for anyone wishing to pre-order books for collection on the day. Simply place your order online via thisisbooklove.com and enter the code BOOKLOVEFORUHCWNHS at checkout.
20p from every sale is donated to the ‘BookLove & Beyond ‘GoFundMe’ which provides free multicultural book bundles for schools and colleges.
With only 1% of characters in UK children’s books being Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME), BookLove are on a mission to improve access to culturally inclusive reading materials for children and adults alike. Founder Samantha Williams will be sharing her story in a talk at 1.30pm on the day.
We hope you’ll be able to drop by and attend one of our events and celebrate Libraries Week with us!