Happy Libraries Week!
I grew up raiding my local library on an almost weekly basis, leaving with armfuls of books and racing through them excitedly so I could grab some more.
Last week, I returned to my local library after a pandemic-induced hiatus, and it felt so good to be back with some new reading material to devour!
It’s no secret that out libraries here in the UK are rather at risk – but they offer so much to our communities, and not just in terms of books to read! They’re spaces to gather and learn, places people can access the internet and vital services, and gateways to opportunity.
Naturally, to mark Libraries Week 2021, I penned a poem, celebrating these special places.