Library Lovers Day now a month-long affair

Invercargill City Libraries and Archives is celebrating Library Lovers Month in February with several events – all in the name of love.

The Library’s Digital Communications Manager, Bonnie Mager, said during February people could go on a blind date with a book by checking out a specially wrapped ‘”blind date” book and filling out the included “rate your date” form for the chance to win a dinner and movie prize for two.

“We’ve also displayed a wall of quotes from people who love libraries and famous librarians. If people match the authors’ quote and picture with their names they’ll go into a draw to win a $30 Whitcoulls voucher. Entry forms can be picked up from any Library Help Desk.

“This is the first Library Lovers Month we have run,” Miss Mager said. “We have extended the Library Lovers Day (February 14) which is being run by the Public Libraries of New Zealand.

February also marks the return of the free adults’ and children’s programmes. To find out more visit the Library website, or their Facebook page,