Thursday, February 02, 2012
Welsh Heritage Minister gives his support for National Libraries Day
Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, has been presented with hundreds of 'Love your Library' postcards from Welsh Women's Institutes. The postcards began with "I Love Libraries because..." and have been filled in by WI members across Wales, sharing their messages about why libraries are important to them. The Chair of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals in Wales, Karen Gibbins, spoke at the special Love Your Libraries event which took place at the Welsh Assembly, she said: "The Love Your Libraries event has been a very positive opportunity to get together with WI and other parties who recognise how important it is that we support libraries in Wales and raise the profile of National Libraries Day on Saturday 4th February. The Minister Huw Lewis AM and other AMs showed a reassuring level of support for libraries at a Welsh Government level."