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Adur libraries are set to celebrate National Library Day this Saturday

If you love your library then come and show it this Saturday as West Sussex celebrates National Library Day.

The day of celebration calls on the nation to celebrate everything great about their local library.

A wide range of activities are taking place in Adur libraries this week during the run up to the day with something for everyone.

Adur District has three libraries; countywide, West Sussex has 36 libraries, two mobile libraries, one early years book bus and one partnership book bus with Children and Family Centres.

Across West Sussex, 370,790 residents are members of the library service – approximately 45 per cent of the county.

A total of 283,000 residents have borrowed something in the past year.

A network of more than 800 volunteers help in libraries in a variety of roles from helping run the Summer Reading Challenge to providing an extra welcome to customers.

More are always needed and anyone interested in volunteering can contact their local branch.

“Shoreham Library manager Charlotte Coates said: “We welcome a diverse range of customers to our library – from toddlers to older people, those needing information and answers, as well as those just after a good read.

“Our staff and volunteers love being able to help everyone who come in and, with no two days ever the same, our jobs are never dull.

“Many of our volunteers say that they love giving something back to their community, meeting people and sharing their love of books and reading. Libraries really are at the heart of our communities here in West Sussex.”

Of course, our libraries offer more than just books. From eBooks and DVDs to regular and special events for children and adults to join, there is something for everyone.

To find out what’s going on at a library near you this week in the run up to National Libraries Day, visit www.nationallibrariesday.org.uk.