Mobile Libraries Day 2020 takes place on Wednesday 18 November as part of Book Week Scotland 2020.
The annual campaign celebrates and promotes mobile library services in Scotland and the valuable contribution they make to the communities they serve. The awareness day is organised by SLIC and supported by the Scottish Government.
In Scotland, there are 49 mobile libraries in 22 local authority areas, serving over 3,000 mobile library stops and almost 37,000 registered mobile library users.
Research commissioned by SLIC highlights just how much mobile library series are greatly valued by users and often referred to as a lifeline. The Libraries on the Move research also found mobile libraries contribute significantly to the aims of Ambition & Opportunity, the national public library startegy, and Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools, the national school library strategy.
After interruptions due to COVID-19 #MobileLibrariesDay2020 will celebrate the gradual return of these vital services and the part they play in helping people out of social isolation.
Want to help educate people about the valuable contributions mobile library services make to communities? Our Mobile Libraries Day Toolkit contains all you need to plan and implement local activity including key messages, facts and editable resources.
Download the toolkit below: