October is the month in which we celebrate libraries during Libraries Week (5th -10th October). These hubs for our communities and houses for our much-loved books are fabulous all year around, but during this week, the spotlight is firmly on them.
Throughout lockdown and beyond, your local libraries and their fabulous staff have been working on the Libraries From Home campaign, to keep us connected and to keep us reading and want to thank them and celebrate some of literature’s best-loved librarians and stories about libraries.
The Reading Passport app launched two years ago on the first day of Libraries Week and now we are closing it down with one final reading list, celebrating our beginning and looking forward to the future. This month’s reading list has been chosen by Wiltshire Library Service and will be available via the app until 30th October. We want to thank all the libraries who have partnered to make the Reading Passport app possible and everyone who downloaded it over the last two years.
Look out for more from the team at Reading Passport in the future and, until then, enjoy the final reading list, October 2020, which completes the app’s journey.
October’s picks are:
Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Public Library and other stories by Ali Smith
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Download the app from your Apple or Google app stores until 30th October. Search Reading Passport to find it.
Tell us about your favourite librarians in literature on social media @ReadingPassport on Facebook and Twitter.