From treasure hunts, virtual pet shows and a guess the weight of the hawk competition - libraries are gearing up for Suffolk Libraries Day this Saturday (20 March) by running their own local fundraising activities.
Suffolk Libraries Day is day of celebration and support for the work of the library service. A series of online discussions with bestselling authors is taking place throughout the week, plus there’s a fun scarecrow trail and a big online quiz.
Fundraising activities have also been organised by local libraries including:
- Local treasure hunts organised by Woodbridge, Hadleigh, Lavenham and Kedington libraries.
- Staff from Brandon and Lakenheath Libraries are taking part in a sponsored walk/run/dance with the aim of covering 323.9 miles before Suffolk Libraries Day.
- Stowmarket Library staff are also aiming to cycle 323.9 miles which is the distance you would have to travel if you wanted to visit all 44 libraries in Suffolk!
- Ipswich County Library are holding a virtual library tour and Q&A session to show you behind the scenes and share the fascinating history of this listed building.
- Gainsborough Library are sharing messages in their window from anyone who wants to thank someone who helped them get through 2020.
- Both Gainsborough and Southwold libraries are also holding virtual pet shows.
- Newmarket Library have teamed up with Norfolk Hawk Walks for a special competition to guess the weight of the harris hawk to win an amazing guided hawk walk.
Many other libraries are holding their own local competitions or fundraising challenges and you can find full details of all these events on our Suffolk Libraries Day pages. All events have been organised to be COVID-19 safe and any outdoor activities are designed to be enjoyed as part of people’s daily exercise in a socially distanced way.