A feast of free activities for all the family

The public library services for all 33 London Boroughs will join together to celebrate how the capitals libraries can help all ages and communities in their daily lives, on Saturday 10 November, New Connought rooms, Great Queen Street in Covent Garden.

There are events for all the family including a dozen interactive stands focusing on aspects of London life and libraries, including London’s buildings, food and drink, markets, waterways, children and the people of the capital.

Other stands will feature children’s activities, theatrical make-up and cookery demonstrations plus competitions galore

There will also be 50 celebrity authors to talk about their books who will take part in a mammoth book signing session, including Patrick Moore, Ruth Rendell, Colin Dexter and Clare Francis.

Karl Carter, Cabinet Member for Libraries and Lifelong Learning “This is a celebration of how libraries nowadays offer much more than simply a book lending and reference service. You can visit an exhibition, browse the Internet, listen to children’s story time sessions, and use a PC. We encourage all who can, to come along and enjoy themselves.”

London’s Living Library is jointly organised by the Association of London Chief Librarians, the Consortium of Higher Education Libraries and the London Libraries Development Agency.