Warwick Library launch

A day of events on Monday, April 23, have been scheduled to celebrate the official opening of Warwick Library within Shire Hall in Warwick.

Monday, April 23, is not only St George’s Day and Shakespeare’s birthday anniversary, but is also this year World Book Night. It was therefore decided that this would be the perfect day for the official launch of Warwick Library.

Warwick Library recently moved from its base in Barrack Street, Warwick, into new purpose built facilities in the main Shire Hall building, just off the main reception.

Activities will start in the morning with an official ribbon cutting ceremony, with Warwickshire County Council dignitaries, construction partners and local school children in attendance. There will also be a poetry reading from the current Warwick Poet Laureate – Dinah Smith. She will read a couple of her pieces and spend a short time with the visiting school children.

There will then be two distinct activities in the evening to celebrate the opening of Warwick Library, and to mark World Book Night and #worldbookwarwick.

Event 1:

A free ‘WarwickTweetup’ event will be held from 6pm until 9pm in Warwick Library. Highlights of this event include a ‘live Twitter book’, demonstrations from talented local artist James Vinciguerra (www.vinciguerra.co.uk) and chance for local people and businesses to enjoy the new library and facilities.

In conjunction with this event, there will also be a free author evening with Ian McMillan from 7pm. Free tickets are available from Warwick Library and Warwick Books. The reception for this will be in Shire Hall reception, while the event itself will be held in the splendid surroundings of Old Shire Hall.