Manchester is home to some amazing libraries, including Manchester Central Library, the Portico Library (below), Chethams Library, the Working Class Movement Library and many more.
Manchester City of Literature has organised its inaugural Festival of Libraries to celebrate the city's libraries and their role in culture and the community.
The festival runs from 9th-13th of June and features a range of free online and in-person events suitable for all ages. The full programme looks fantastic but here are a few of our highlights:
Follow the hashtag #FestivalofLibraries on Twitter for updates. We can't wait to visit some of our favourite Manchester libraries again, as well as take a look at the city's newest arrival, the Manchester Poetry Library.