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Find out how you can celebrate National Libraries Day

Books stacked on a library shelf Photo: PA

There will be a host of events in libraries across the region to celebrate National Libraries Day.

The annual event aims to recognise the achievements of libraries and bring new users through the door.

Libraries were visited 256 million times last year, proving they are still as popular as ever.

There will be a host of events in libraries across Newcastle, that you can get involved with:

Monday 1-6 February / East End Library / Stock display of new books

Thursday 4 February / City Library / Dunn & Hansom

Architects of Catholic Newcastle, talk by Dr Michael Johnson / 2.30pm

Saturday 6 February / City Library

Poetry by Heart County Competition with schools / 10.30-1pm

Chinese art workshop for children / 10.30-11.30pm

Fix It Café / 10-1pm

Saturday 6 February Gosforth Library / Character trail drop in / 10-4pm

Kenton Library / Character trail drop in / 10-4pm

Outer West Library / Ralfy Rabbit Storytime drop in /10-4pm

Fenham Library / Ralfy Rabbit Storytime drop in /10-4pm

Cruddas Park Library / Ralfy Rabbit Storytime drop in/ 10-4pm

Denton Burn Library / Ralfy Rabbit Storytime drop in /10-4pm

Saturday 6th February: Newcastle Mental Health Day and Reading Well open event

As in previous years Newcastle Libraries will be celebrating Newcastle Mental Health Day at Grey’s Monument, 10am to 3pm.

‘Reading Well Books on Prescription’ is a national scheme where GPs 'prescribe' books that can help people manage their mental wellbeing.

Tuesday 9 February City Library / Skype and Facetime for iPads and tablets / 10.30am—12 noon

February - March 2016 City Library, Level 6

Newcastle’s Fabulous Architecture – see some of Newcastle’s most iconic buildings in the architecture exhibition.

National Libraries Day is a warm and wonderful way for people to visit their local library, and take part in something really special.

It might even lead to people developing a true love affair for booksand all things library based

– Clle David Stockdale, Newcastle City Council

For further information about the programme of events taking place in the north east click here.