Jeanette and David Wilson have been members of their local library for more than 40 years and are looking forward to this year’s Library Lovers Day celebrations.
Jeanette and David Wilson have been members of their local library for more than 40 years and are looking forward to this year’s Library Lovers Day celebrations. Contributed

There’s no need to book

IT IS known as Valentine's Day across the globe, but in the specialised world of libraries and literature, February 14 is also now recognised as Library Lovers Day.

As part of the festivities this year, Gympie Regional Libraries are inviting everyone who loves their library to come and celebrate with a high tea.

Everyone is welcome to join library staff and Friends of the Library in the Gympie Library foyer from 10-11am next Thursday for morning tea, coffee and cupcakes.

Throughout the day chocolates will be handed out, the library will be offering free reservations on books and lucky patrons will also be able to enjoy a Dinner Date with a Book, the latter being a specially wrapped package which includes a surprise novel and a cookbook.

The library is also offering borrowers the chance to win a Sony eReader courtesy of the Friends of Gympie Regional Libraries.

All you have to do is fill in an entry form, telling staff why you love your library and drop it into the marked box inside any branch of Gympie Regional Libraries by Thursday, February 21 and you could make this year's Library Lovers Day one to really remember.

Libraries manager Leonie Day Wilson said with Gympie Regional Libraries now having free eBook titles available for loan, the Friends of Gympie Regional Libraries decided that Library Lovers this year was the perfect time to offer library members the chance to win an eReader for themselves so they could take advantage of this new service.

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