Get started guide

Follow these steps to get started with Libraries Week this year!

1

Sign up

Sign up to register your library is taking part in Libraries Week 2018

Follow @librariesweek

Tweet your support using the #librariesweek hashtag

Spread the word and encourage others to sign up!

2

Plan

Get planning events at your library between 8-13 October on the theme of wellbeing using our tools.

Develop a marketing plan to showcase what your library is doing this Libraries Week using our Marketing Toolkit

Marketing Toolkit (PDF format)

Engage people, market your event and have a great Libraries Week!

Use our PR Toolkit for advice, tips and templates to help you reach key local, community or sector press

PR Toolkit (PDF format)

Get the message out about your library and the activities you are running for Libraries Week to the media with the tips in this toolkit.

Invite your local community choir into your library on Saturday 13 October – see our top tips here.

Planning an exciting event? We want to know about it. Let CILIP know what you are up to this Libraries Week by emailing librariesweek@cilip.org.uk

3

Promote

Download the Libraries Week branding: Logos and Slogans

Download campaign posters to display in your library

Make use of our branded event templates to design publicity materials for your events

Make a splash on social media to promote your libraries week activities – download our social media graphics

Invite your local MP and senior decision makers to visit your library – see our tips for influencing decision makers here.

4

Run your event

Capture photos and videos of your library service during Libraries Week and share on social media #librariesweek

Provide visitors to your library with a call to action: become a member, sign up to a newsletter, become a library friend

5

Evaluate

Evaluate the success of Libraries Week and feed back