Best-selling author Joanna Trollope, author of A Village Affair and Daughters-in-Law, has welcomed Nottinghamshire County Council’s strategy to keep libraries at the heart of its communities.
Joanna visits Mansfield Library next week as part of a UK tour. The visit is a coup for the Nottinghamshire County Council-owned library in West Gate which recently opened again following a £3.4m refurbishment of its facilities.
She will talk about her novel The Soldier’s Wife at an event at the Library on Wednesday (15th February) at 7pm.
The event has been arranged in partnership with independent charity The Reading Agency as part of its Reading Partners consortium, through which publishers and libraries work together to creating successful and exciting events and activities for readers, including visits to local libraries by high profile authors.
Joanna Trollope has praised Nottinghamshire County Council for its newly launched 10-year library strategy which aims to make libraries the heartbeat of local communities.
Despite the current economic climate, the council has made a commitment not to close any of its 60 libraries and has made capital investments in both Mansfield and Worksop libraries with others across the county including West Bridgford in the pipeline.
Joanna said: “I am a huge fan of what Nottinghamshire County Council is doing for local communities and the library service.
“I am delighted to be at the new-look Mansfield Library next week and very much looking forward to meeting everyone there.”
The event is all ticket and there will also be a bookstall provided by The Bookcase of Lowdham. The Reading Agency is developing networks between libraries and creative industry partners - seen as vital to the future vitality of libraries.