Now is the time to show your library some love: it’s like Valentine’s, but better

Released 12/02/2019

For many, 14 February is Valentine’s Day, a chance to let that very special person know how much you care. For us, it is Library Lovers Day, an opportunity to let your local library know how much we love them.

“Libraries ACT offer so many services and opportunities to relax, learn and keep connected with the community. Every year we promote Library Lovers’ Day (LLD) as a chance for the community to spread the love on why the library is so special to them,” Vanessa Little, Libraries ACT Director said.

“There are many reasons to love our libraries, whether it is borrowing a book or movie, downloading music or a magazine, reading the daily paper or just keeping cool out of the heat and checking emails.

“This coming Library Lovers’ Day, Thursday 14 February 2019 we are launching our 2019 reading challenge and encouraging Canberrans to give their reading a bit of a kick start with some new reading inspiration. We’d also love to hear what you love about libraries or what book or DVD you’ve had a crush on recently.”

Send an email to, or send us a message or photo on Facebook or Twitter @LibrariesACT and tell us why you love the library. Remember to use the hashtag #libraryloversday.

If you prefer traditional mail, letters are welcome that way too at GPO Box 158, Canberra City, ACT, 2601.

Library Lovers’ Day is not the only great event on this month. Along with our regular programs such as Giggle and Wiggle and bilingual story time, there are a number of great programs to take part in.

“From mid-February there will be a 4-week program aimed at parents and, children which will explore a range of tasty, healthy foods with Nutrition Australia ACT. This will be at Kippax, Gungahlin and Tuggeranong branches,” Ms Little said.

The Children’s Sanctuary at the National Multicultural Festival will be at the Civic Library on Saturday 16 February. It will be a smorgasbord of language -filled activities.

All Libraries ACT programs and events are free, however bookings are essential as places are limited. For more information on the variety of programs and events and to book, visit or call 6205 9000.

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