Anna McQuinn (text) & Rosalind Beardshaw (illustrations)
(Alanna Books)

Tuesday is Lulu’s favourite day because on Tuesdays, Lulu and her mummy go to the library. She puts the books she needs to return in her rucksack as well as her library card. When she gets there, she gives her books back, enjoys storytime with the other children, and then gets to choose a brand new selection of books to take home. Every night, Lulu’s mummy reads her a story so she has plenty of new ones to choose from, although sometimes only old favourites will do!

I don’t think there is a more relevant book I could have chosen in honour of National Libraries Day. Lulu Loves the Library is a glorious celebration of public libraries and how they nurture a love of reading and books. Lulu is a great ambassador for libraries and a very endearing heroine indeed. From library borrowing rules, to storytime and the fact that nobody ever says “shhh!” there, the story describes all that is wonderful about children’s libraries; each is welcome with happiness anf glee bu Lulu. Lulu’s mum is an excellent role model too.

Lulu Loves the Library is a very simple story of a little girl who enjoys her weekly library visit, and an enchanting ode to libraries for the very young.

All illustrations © Rosalind Beardshaw

I borrowed this copy of “Lulu Loves The Library” from my wonderful local library, which is part of the North Somerset Library Service.