New chapter in libraries’ campaign

Bev Rice, head of library and information services at Leeds City Council, who is backing the Leeds Libraries' #Whatsyourstory campaign to get more people using library services.
Bev Rice, head of library and information services at Leeds City Council, who is backing the Leeds Libraries' #Whatsyourstory campaign to get more people using library services.
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Pages are turning in a campaign to get more people using Leeds libraries.

The city’s 36 learning hubs hope the #Whatsyourstory campaign – launched earlier this month – will get more people using their free services and workshops.

Council library bosses have this week called for more people to get involved in the campaign, which highlights the benefits of being a library member.

Bev Rice, Leeds City Council’s head of library services, said: “Our libraries are a very important part of day-to day life in communities across Leeds, and this campaign is a fantastic way of showing everyone exactly what you can achieve by becoming a member of your library.

“We have been overwhelmed with the enthusiasm shown by people across the city towards our #whatsyourstory campaign.

“We have worked really hard to make sure that the campaign showcases the very best in what our libraries have to offer and the opportunities that are available to people of all ages and interests.”

The campaign is also urging people to come forward if library services have helped change their life.

Ms Rice said inspirational case studies helped raise awareness of the work libraries do.

She said: “By raising awareness of what you can find in your local library, whether it’s history or music production and film-making we hope to courage people to use the library services by demonstrating that there really is something for everybody.”

To get involved with the campaign, follow @leedslibraries on Twitter or use the hashtag #whatsyourstory.

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