Salford Libraries Live announces summer 2018 events

6th July 2018

Salford Community Libraries, which runs sixteen libraries across Salford, is continuing its programme for families this summer bringing a schedule of high quality, arts and cultural events to libraries across Salford and Salford Museum & Art Gallery.

Salford Libraries Live, which has been funded with £71,222 from the Arts Council England, runs until September 2019. The ambitious programme includes live theatre, music, visual and digital art; family shows; storytelling; top author events and hands-on creative workshops for people of all ages.

Sarah Spence, Director of Libraries and Culture at Salford Community Leisure, said:

“There's a world of exciting things happening in Salford Libraries and we are very proud of our libraries; they are exciting cultural places.   This partnership between the Arts Development, Libraries, Heritage and Music and Performing Arts services to show the local community that there are many interesting things happening at our libraries, both on and off the shelves.”

Summer Libraries Beano Challenge 

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Beano, get reading with the Summer Reading Challenge, and come along to some fantastic events. Meet authors, learn from illustrators, create a superhero and go on wild and wonderful adventures with storytellers and theatre shows. Sign up at any Salford Library.

To join in the Summer Reading Challenge, simply visit your local library and read any six books, collecting stickers along the way, helping you to discover Beanotown’s hidden treasure and complete the Challenge! You will also receive a collector's poster featuring Dennis, Gnasher and friends. Once you have read 6 books you’ll be awarded a certificate and a medal! Check out the Mischief Makers website for more details. The website includes a book sorter, competitions, games and lots of surprises!

Available from Saturday 14 July 2018.

View all Salford Libraries Live events



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