Last week, we celebrated national Libraries Week, and our libraries have marked this occasion with the Barnsley Libraries Book Drop initiative.
Libraries Week is an annual showcase and celebration of the best that libraries have to offer. This year's theme, 'Taking Actions and Changing Lives', has celebrated the nation's much-loved libraries and the significant role they play in their community as a driver for inclusion, sustainability, social mobility and community cohesion.
As part of the celebration, Barnsley Libraries have dropped around 300 books across the borough for residents to find and keep. This has included local parks and squares, benches and bus stops. The book that our library service has been giving away as part of the book drop was the brilliant The Baby is Mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite, which The Reading Agency has kindly gifted.
Councillor Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Adults and Communities, said: "Barnsley Libraries Book Drop initiative was a fantastic way to finish off the Libraries Week 2021, and we really hope that our residents will enjoy reading the books that they've found.
"Hopefully, this will encourage everyone to read more and explore what other great things Barnsley Libraries have to offer."
Barnsley Libraries are open and have a variety of services available, including printing and photocopying, computers, Wi-Fi, study spaces and more. Also, there is a wide range of activities and events happening daily for different ages.
You can find more information about them and how to book your place by visiting