Dundee Libraries are launching a new campaign to encourage more people to visit their local library more often.
The ReaDiscover campaign, supported by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC), will be live in libraries in Dundee until end April and aims to raise awareness among people of all ages to discover what their local library offers, including reading groups, IT facilities, reference materials, ebooks, children’s activities and employment support.
The three month initiative is linked to the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 and libraries in Dundee have bought new literature to mark the year, including art and design, science fiction and steampunk titles.
Judy Dobbie, Head of Library and Information Services at Leisure & Culture Dundee said
“With this campaign, we want to inspire people to visit their local library and pick up a new book and enjoy reading for the pleasure it brings. It’s amazing how much books and reading can teach you and open up your imagination.
“Modern libraries offer something for people of all ages. We want to connect people to the possibilities and opportunities at their local library, through our books, our people and our technology. We want people to know that their local library is a place for them to learn and ReaDiscover.”
Library users over 16 years old can also enter a competition to win an iPad by submitting a book review, either at their local library or on Twitter using the hashtag #ReaDiscover16. More details are available in libraries across the city or at @DundeeLibraries.
The competition runs until April 30 2016.