Wednesday 26th June is National Writing Day – an annual celebration of writing designed to inspire everyone to get writing.

Cartoon by Schulz (United Feature Syndicate Inc)

Look around the library at our 8,000 plus books. Every one of them began the same way. Whether it be a poem, a short story, a children’s book, a memoir, a novel – all started with a blank page and somebody brave enough to write the first line.

Do you want to write? We have practical guides which may help you get started. 

Cartoon by Tom Gauld

Maybe this will be the week you begin telling your family history, or that story which has been nagging at the back of your mind, or even writing a poem for your own pleasure. 

It’s time to pick up your pen and make a start.