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From Macbeth to Romeo & Juliet: Celebrate Shakespeare Week with Sefton Libraries

Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration that runs from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st March. Created and coordinated by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, they work with primary schools and cultural organisations across the UK to offer children and their families rich and enjoyable Shakespeare experiences.

In Sefton, its libraries share the Shakespeare Week ethos that Shakespeare is for everyone.

Whilst libraries are sadly still closed, staff have put together a series of videos to mark the week. The videos highlight the work they do and the opportunities libraries offer for people across the Borough, but using the famous words of Shakespeare.

The videos will be shared throughout the week on the Sefton Libraries Facebook page.  

During the pandemic, Sefton Libraries have switched the majority of their activities online. Through their Digital Library Services, people across the Borough have been able to access e-books and e-audiobooks using services such as the BorrowBox and RBdigital apps.

Staff have also been able to provide additional support to communities such as help with downloading apps, setting up email or staying in touch using Zoom or Skype through their IT helpdesk sessions every Monday.

Additionally, the libraries team has become involved in the ‘Reading Friends’ initiative, aiming to tackle loneliness by bringing people together remotely to read, chat and share stories.

Details of Sefton’s Library Services and how they are working during COVID-19 can be found at