“I love my local library and all of its quirks”

Books & the City

It’s not just Guardian Witness (see ‘Love Letters to Libraries‘) who are celebrating the wonders of the library service at the moment – since 8 November, BBC 6 Music has been doing loads of programmes from, about, and inspired by libraries.

We love this brilliant poem about the local library, read on 6 Music by the author, Scroobius Pip:

Tomorrow, 21 November, is the final day of the celebration:

“On Friday 21 November, Steve Lamacq (16:00 – 19:00) takes his programme to the British Library in London. The first time a radio show has ever broadcast live from the national library of the United Kingdom.

The programme will be broadcast from the Entrance Hall of the library, which houses one of the most fascinating and comprehensive Sound Archives in the world. While there, Steve will be exploring its extensive Sound Archive – home to 19th-century cylinders to CDs…

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