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Light! National Poetry Day Thursday 8 October...

National Poetry Day is Thursday 8 October 2015. You can now download our free posters, activities and teaching ideas on this year's theme of 'Light'! Find out more…

The building is currently closed

Please note our building is now closed during our exciting renovation and extension project, but we are still answering enquiries by phone and email. Please support this investment in the Library's future! You can text LEAF70 £5 (or £10) to 70070 or visit our Just Giving page. Find out more here

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