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Stage set for Rochdale’s festival feast -  Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October

Stage set for Rochdale’s festival feast - Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2014 12:47 BST

One of the most highly anticipated events on the borough’s cultural calendar - Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival kicks off on Friday (24 October) promising three days of drama, comedy, dance, music, theatre, films, visual arts and children’s shows.

Vote for your favourite book

Vote for your favourite book

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2014 16:39 BST

The search for the borough’s favourite book is reaching its conclusion, so with just over a month to go before voting closes, there’s still time for your vote to count!

Fact or fiction, what’s the borough’s favourite?

Fact or fiction, what’s the borough’s favourite?

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2014 15:24 BST

Rochdale Borough Libraries is asking residents to nominate their favourite book of the last 40 years to mark the 40th Anniversary of Rochdale borough.

Rugby Players Say ‘Try Reading’

Rugby Players Say ‘Try Reading’

Press Releases   •   Mar 28, 2014 10:35 GMT

Players from the Rochdale Hornets Rugby League Football Club are encouraging children to scrum on down and become members of Rochdale Borough Libraries.

Library Service on the Right Track for World Book Night

Library Service on the Right Track for World Book Night

Press Releases   •   Mar 17, 2014 11:12 GMT

Trains and railway journeys have a long history in literature – whether in Thomas the Tank Engine, The Railway Children or Murder on the Orient Express. Now Rochdale Borough Libraries are taking to the tracks in a bid to help improve the literacy and kick-start a love of reading in residents and commuters on World Book Night.

Family Fun Story Time Session

Family Fun Story Time Session

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2014 10:55 GMT

A special half-term story time session will take place at Rochdale Central Library on Tuesday, February 18, based around the theme of families.

Rhyme Time Fun for Book Mad Youngsters

Rhyme Time Fun for Book Mad Youngsters

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2014 11:34 GMT

Children at Middleton Library were treated to a visit from a very special guest to help encourage them to love books and start a new chapter in their love of reading.

Audiobooks Available At Your Fingertips

Audiobooks Available At Your Fingertips

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2014 09:00 GMT

If you think being read a story is just for children then it’s time to rethink during National Storytelling Week from 1-8 February. Bookworms on the go of any age can now download hundreds of digital audiobooks at the click of a button via a new free service being offered by Rochdale Borough Libraries.

Workshop to Teach Aspiring Authors the ‘Write Stuff’

Workshop to Teach Aspiring Authors the ‘Write Stuff’

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2014 11:44 GMT

Budding novella writers are being ink-couraged to sign up for a workshop with creative writing expert and published author Robert Graham organised by Rochdale Borough Libraries.

Young Children Can Get Book Smart with Bookstart Bear

Young Children Can Get Book Smart with Bookstart Bear

Press Releases   •   Jan 27, 2014 15:58 GMT

Celebrate the 14th National Storytelling Week (1 – 8 February) with Rochdale Borough Libraries and Bookstart Bear to help start a new chapter in your child’s lifelong love of reading.