Merton Libraries celebrate National Libraries Week

Merton’s award-winning libraries will once again be celebrating National Libraries Week, from 8-13 October, by offering the community a variety of events and activities to suit all ages.

The Paper Traveller (c) Marie Klimis (0)

To coincide with National Libraries Week, the ‘London Libraries Festival – World of Possibilities’ will be running on 13 October, and events will be hosted all across the capital. All of Merton’s Libraries will be running special events in their library to celebrate. Wimbledon library will host its first ‘library lates’ event on Saturday 13 October, an evening with free talks on health and wellbeing and a free film screening. Doors open at 5.45pm.

Each library will be holding a range of events throughout the week with sessions to suit everyone. An event not to be missed takes place at Wimbledon Library on 11 and 12 October. The Paper Traveller, written and directed by Marie Klimis, is an immersive theatre project made specifically for libraries. The production brings a unique storytelling experience to audiences across London. Made up of a series of sound installations, pop-up books, and live performance, The Paper Traveller uses multidisciplinary practice to explore the event of becoming lost inside a book.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for community and culture, Councillor Nick Draper said: “All of Merton is very proud of its libraries.  National Libraries week gives us an opportunity to celebrate the great staff and volunteers that work hard to support our library service. As well as being the lowest cost per capita of any libraries in London, ours are amongst the highest regarded, which I believe is why we have more library members per capita than any other London borough. Our team has planned a range of events that everyone can take part in and tickets are now available.”

For more information about the events planned for National Libraries Week, visit:


Notes to editor:

The Paper Traveller will be coming to Wimbledon library on Thursday 11 October (4pm-7pm), Friday 12 October (4pm-7pm) and Saturday 13 October (2pm-5pm). Tickets cost £3 and can be booked via Suitable for those aged 14 and over.

For more information about the events planned for National Libraries Week, visit: