The 9th – 14th October was Libraries Week (you may have seen our daily tweets throughout the week promoting it!). We had a joint event in the Atrium at Pinderfields with Wakefield Public Libraries. We were joined by Dawn Bertram (right) and we showcased the resources that both libraries have to offer.
Helen Rotherforth (Trust Librarian) with Dawn Bertram from Wakefield Libraries
The hub of the Atrium is a bustling environment, and our stands were great for catching the attention of the throng of people that pass through it. We generated interest from staff, patients and visitors alike.
This medic was keen to find out about our resources and even posed for a family photo to post on our social media
Varied queries came in thick and fast, and we were able to answer one visitor’s question by introducing her to NHS Choices the one-stop site that answers the public’s medical information queries – anything from how to find a GP, to their “Health A-Z” which outlines conditions, treatments and much more.
There was plenty to learn about the services available at our local libraries in Wakefield and the surrounding area – did you know that you can read the latest magazines online for free with your library membership? Topics are comprehensive – from Good Food to Amatuer Photography, Music and History! Check out the Digital Library here
One of the highlights of our stand was the new Quick Reads selection on loan from Wakefield Libraries (short books that are specifically designed to be quick & easy to read). You may have seen our previous post and be considering loaning one – I understand that they will make an excellent read for the chilly nights that will soon be upon us!