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Free library events to celebrate Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Gloucestershire Libraries are hosting a programme of free events this week to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

In the weeks leading up to the Jubilee, unique bunting has been created with the help of community groups, schools and visitors, which will be on display at the county's libraries.

The programme of events, called 'Under the Bunting', includes tea parties, fetes, teddy bear picnics, craft activities and poetry competitions and has been put together with support from Arts Council England.

To register for an event and find out what is happening in your local library, visit the website 

Some fantastic events will also be taking place at the new Lab Network in libraries. In Gloucester, visitors can create a clever circuit that plays God Save the Queen and flashes the colours of the Union Flag.

In Stroud, visitors can choose between a regal swan or a cute corgi to create their own designs for a Jubilee keyring or fridge magnet. Booking is required for these events.

The Reading Agency has published a book of 70 fabulous Jubilee Reads, celebrating authors from across the Commonwealth.

The 70 titles consist of 10 books from each decade of the Queen's reign. 

Cllr Dave Norman, cabinet member for libraries, said: "Libraries really help to bring communities together so this programme of events is a wonderful way to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. There is a great variety of events taking place in our libraries to mark this special occasion and I'm sure they will prove to be very popular."

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