16 August 2019

Children's author Joseph Coelho visits Westhill and joins Live Life Aberdeenshire libraries

Children’s author Joseph Coelho has set himself the challenge of joining a library in every Library Authority in the UK in a quest to celebrate the inclusive, vital role libraries play in our lives and to encourage as many people as possible to #JoinYourLibrary

As part of his ‘Library Marathon’ Joseph visited Westhill library yesterday (Thursday, August 15) and became a Live Life Aberdeenshire library member. 

Joseph signed a number of his books that are available via the library service, and children attending a fun Lego session had the opportunity to meet him too. 

He has long been a passionate and vociferous supporter of libraries in the UK. His debut picture book, Luna Loves Library Day, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers and published by Andersen Press, celebrates his love for libraries and his own childhood spent in libraries.
“It was in my local library where I studied for exams with friends, browsed books about beach combing and imagined living by the sea, bought second-hand encyclopedias that I’d otherwise never own and where I had my first Saturday job,” he said. “It was in my library that I got to know and connect with my local community, where I read, studied and wrote.”

If you would like to find out about how you too can join the library and the wide range of events taking place go to: http://bit.ly/LLAlibraries

One of the amazing activities children can take part in is the Summer Reading Challenge, which has been running all summer and finishes on Saturday, August 24. 

It’s not too late to sign up and be in with a chance of being an Aberdeenshire ‘Star Reader’ and winning a £100 book token and a year’s supply of Mackies Ice Cream. 

To find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge see the Live Life Aberdeenshire website.