Build the Library of the Future


This Libraries Week, CILIP is running a competition in libraries across the UK inviting people to get creative and build their ‘Library of the Future’ out of LEGO bricks.

The most innovative and inspired entry will win:

  • Tickets to LEGOLAND Windsor!
  • Plus £500 for your local library.


Please note entry to the competition will be open between 23rd September and 7th October.


Once the competition opens you can enter in three simple steps:



Imagine and build your LEGO Library of the Future




Take a photo of your creation




Share it on Twitter, tag @LibrariesWeek with the hashtag #LEGOLibrary and tell us what is innovative or unique about your library of the future




How it works

Participants should use LEGO to form the structure of their library build but are free to get creative and use other materials to bring your library to life. 

We want to know what is special, unique or innovative about your library of the future. Perhaps it has Virtual Reality or gaming rooms, print-on-demand machines or even slides to take you between floors. 

Entries should be posted on Twitter between Monday 23rd September and Monday 7th October.

Please note: If you do not have a Twitter account you can ask your library to tweet your entry or email your entry to and we will tweet it for you.

The Winner

The winning LEGO Library will be selected by library champion, and TV personality, Bobby Seagull, and announced during Libraries Week.



Libraries can download the competition poster here to display in your library.

Download the LEGO Library poster in English.

Download the LEGO Library poster in Welsh.


Terms and conditions

CILIP can only consider entries from people based in the UK.
By entering the competition, you give permission for CILIP to share your photo and name you as the competition winner as part of their promotional activity and communications during Libraries Week.
If aged under 13 years the entry should be tweeted by the parent or guardian of the child.
Young people aged 13 to 16; please let your parent/guardian know that you have entered this competition.
Entries must be submitted by 7pm on Monday 7th October. Entries submitted after this time will not be considered.
Entrants will only be contacted on Twitter if they are selected as the winner.
If you do not have a Twitter account please email your entry to and we will tweet it for you. Remember in describing what is unique or innovative about your design to stick to 280 characters (the Tweet limit).
Tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor will be purchased by CILIP. The winner will receive a maximum of four tickets up to the value of £200. Travel is not included.
The £500 prize for the local library will be donated by CILIP directly to the library.
No cash alternatives to prizes are available.
Prizes are not transferable.
CILIP reserves the right to change the competition information or rules at any time.