Celebrating National Libraries’ Week in Hackney


Hackney libraries will be celebrating National Libraries Week with a season of events focusing on wellbeing.

The week-long programme, from 8-13 October 2018, aims to highlight the best that UK libraries have to offer.

This year Hackney’s libraries will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading, creativity and support people with their mental health and wellbeing.

All Libraries in the borough will offer Mindful Colouring for all ages and other free sessions for families and adults. From a ‘knit and natter’ session at Hackney Central Library to a digital wellbeing workshop for families at Dalston CLR James Library.

Hackney Libraries are also taking part in the ‘Worlds of Possibility’ London Libraries Festival, on Saturday the 13 October, which will showcase the wider cultural impact that libraries have by delivering a range of free activities across the network of 325 public libraries.


Kim Wright, Group Director, Neighbourhoods and Housing
Hackney’s libraries offer an extensive range of free activities throughout the year, which are a great way to meet people, get out and about and can really benefit our wellbeing. I’d encourage anyone to visit their local library during National Libraries Week, to find out what they have to offer, from code clubs, film showings, board games and lego clubs, reading and creative writing sessions as well as an amazing selection of books, E Books, E magazines and Audiobooks you can listen to for free.
Kim Wright, Group Director, Neighbourhoods and Housing

For more information about events in Hackney’s libraries visit: www.hackney.gov.uk/libraries-whats-on. For more information on National Libraries Week visit www.librariesweek.org.uk/