Roger McGough heads National Libraries Day events

Legendary poet and author Roger McGough is the star name amongst those performing in Lancashire libraries to celebrate National Libraries Day 2016.

McGough will perform at Skelmersdale Library at 11am on Saturday 6 February where he will be talking about his latest book “Poetry Pie”, drawing and reading his poetry both old and new.

The performance is suitable for ages 8+ and tickets are priced at £5 for adults, £2.50 for children with discounts also available for families. For more information or to book tickets please ask at the library or call 0300 1236703.

Morecambe will also be hosting a special event as part of National Libraries Day with award-winning musician and children’s performer David Gibb bringing his show “Letters Through Your Door” to the library.

Gibb will perform the show twice, first at 11am and then again at 2pm. The show is suitable for ages 3+ and their families and audiences are simply asked to pay what they thought the show was worth.

In Lytham, storytelling is the order of the day with renowned collective seriouskitchen performing “The Whispering Road” at 3pm in the library. The group’s storyteller Nick Hennessey will also be performing short stories throughout the day. The show is suitable for ages 8+ with tickets priced at £5 for adults and £4 for under-18s.

All three events have been organised by Spot On Lancashire in conjunction with National Libraries Day.

Speaking ahead of his performance at Skelmersdale Library, Roger McGough said:

Books were a scarce commodity in Liverpool when I was growing up, and my local library was the magic grotto where I could find adventure, fun and (without being aware of it,) knowledge. Skelmersdale Library – what better place for a reading than where reading happens.”

National Libraries Day celebrates why libraries matter. Saturday 6th February 2016 will see the fifth National Libraries Day – a day of events and activities promoting the difference that modern libraries make to people, families and communities across the UK.