Library and Information Week 2020

The theme for 2020 is Create, showcasing all the ways libraries and library professionals create through their work and support their patrons to create.

25 May to 31 May 2020

Library and Information Week provides the community with the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the range of services that your library offers. 
  • Recognise the vital role which libraries and information services play for research and education.
  • Recognise the contribution of specialist libraries for the work outcomes in corporations, government departments, hospitals and other institutions.
  • Debate our information future and the government's approach to it.
  • Emphasise the significance of libraries in the maintenance of our history and culture at community and national levels.
  • Recognise the importance of library and information services as providers of services for people who may otherwise be disadvantaged by their lack of access to information and services.
  • Consider the role which libraries play in our local community, work, and personal life.


Cumberland City Library Services in line with the theme CREATE will be running the following online activities during Library and Information Week:

Daily Create Videos - 25 May to 31 May 2020

Cumberland City Council Libraries are celebrating Library and Information Week, with a series of videos teaching you how to Create. Follow the Library Facebook Page to watch the daily videos.

Brick Building Competition

Children aged 5 to 12 years can enter the Brick Building Competition for a chance to win a gift card. Entries close 29 May 2020.

National Simultaneous Storytime - 27 May at 11am

The Children's Team from Cumberland City Library Service team will be reading this year's National Simultaneous Storytime book, Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas’ by Lucinda Gifford.

Family Fun Trivia Night - 29 May at 6:30pm

Get ready for our Family Trivia Night - a fun-filled evening of trivia for the whole family! We are hosting this event via ZOOM.

Further information

For more information on activities during Library and Information Week email: