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Thursday 25th January 2024

Ten Poems about Libraries

Libraries are treasured places. We may remember visiting a local library in childhood to explore an early delight in reading. Or perhaps we have come to value them in later life, as a calm sanctuary where we can daydream among beloved books. A library is also a portal into countless worlds of knowledge, experience and adventure.

With irresistible affection, these poems celebrate the many things that libraries mean to us as we move through the phases of our lives. They are selected and introduced by poet Lorraine Mariner who has worked at the National Poetry Library in London for many years.

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