Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 13.53.50Libraries in North Yorkshire are celebrating the Festival of Learning, a national celebration of lifelong learning taking place during May and June.

The Festival of Learning, previously known as Adult Learners’ Week, will bring together organisations across the county to offer opportunities for anyone to learn something new.

The festival provides the opportunity for people to explore the many different kinds of learning; whether it is about getting a better job, being able to help their children with schoolwork or discover something new about the world around them.

To mark the festival, libraries across North Yorkshire will hold events encouraging adults of all abilities to brush up on basic skills or take up a new interest.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, Executive Member for Library and Information Services, said: “The Festival of Learning is a valuable way of encouraging adults to learn, while at the same time giving us the opportunity to let people in North Yorkshire know about the services we have on offer in our libraries that can help people in learning new skills.”

Visit your local library and find out about activities in your area. More details of the festival can be found at