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Blog! Week 5 of our book stock campaign – Going Green!

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In case you missed it,  we’re spending a few weeks this summer showcasing the book stock at Warrington’s libraries – and picking a few of our favourite genres and perhaps inspiring you to try something different from your usual read!

We’re calling this little campaign SummerStock 2019 and over the next 6 week’s we will be posting videos, photos, polls and general discussion points on this website and our social media channels.

We’d love YOU to get involved by commenting and sharing what sort of books YOU like to read – and what sort of books you would like to see on library shelves.

Warrington Borough Council’s cabinet member for leisure and community, Cllr Tony Higgins, said: “We want to make our libraries inclusive, creative and inspirational for all. High quality books is a hugely important part of that, which is why we’re investing so heavily in our stock.

 “We’ve talked to local people about the types of books they’d like to see, and this has helped us stack our library shelves with a range of diverse titles, aimed at keeping people of all ages, abilities and interests, coming back again and again.

 “Reading is one of the best things you can do. For adults, it can promote wellbeing, provide mental stimulation and reduce stress. For children, it can improve vocabulary, broaden horizons and boost imaginations. There’s never been a better time to get into reading in Warrington. So why not get down to your local library, and see what you can discover?”

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After looking at the amazing genre or digi/tech last week, this week we are checking out the ‘Green Living’ books that are available across all of LiveWire’s libraries in Warrington.

From cutting down our single use plastic, to trying to do our bit to live a bit more carbon neutral lives, there’s loads of great advice and information at your local library.

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Here, LiveWire Community Librarian Julie King, tells us a bit about the books on offer that can help you live a greener life!

Says Julie: “Our Green Living collection is very topical at the moment, with people being interested in living a more eco life. We have booked on climate change, on green living and there’s a lot more books being published in this area, so we are trying to make sure we have lots of new books in on all of these topics as it’s of great interest to many people at the moment.

“We need to supply people with up to date, current, accurate information – that’s what libraries have always had to do.”

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at our eco-friendly book stock. We’d love to hear if this is an area that you use libraries to learn more about.

Next week…it’s the last week in our Summerstock series! But we’re going out on a high note as Sarah from our Bibs team talks all things Heat’s Recommended Reads promotion!

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