As part of the Warwickshire heritage open days, Warwickshire Libraries have created displays around the county to incorporate the theme of Warwickshire writers. Amongst the well- known authors like Rupert Brooke, William Shakespeare and George Eliot, other lesser known authors are also featured including authors who write local history material, and famous authors who have visited the area or have attended local schools.
The displays have been created from items within the local history collections held by many libraries in the county and include photographs, books and other material. Displays can be seen at Atherstone, Bedworth, Coleshill, Kenilworth, Leamington, Nuneaton, Rugby, Southam and Stratford libraries
Louise Essex, Senior Local Studies Librarian said:
“Each year in September we create displays from our collections to highlight some of our key resources. We are hoping that customers will enjoy finding out something new about their local area.”
Customers are also welcome to borrow books from the accompanying book displays and staff will be able to help with any local history enquiries.
The displays can be seen in local libraries during September and a larger display featuring boards from a wider area will be touring around all county run libraries next year.