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1 May - 10 June 2022
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Manchester City of Literature
Watch our exciting step by step video below, gather your materials and then you’re ready to make your own dream library in a shoebox. You might want animals, your favourite food, your favourite people – or even a library in space! Whatever your dream library, get involved with the Festival of Libraries and send us a picture to be in with a chance to win some goodies, free tickets to a very special event during the Festival of Libraries in June as well as a chance for festival ambassador Lemn Sissay to see your very own library!
To submit your entry to the competition, please either email us on firstname.lastname@example.org a picture or video of your shoebox library, or upload it to social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) and tag @mcrcityoflit in the post, and include the hashtag #ShoeboxLibrariesMCR (if tagging us on social media, make sure the account you tag us from is not listed as ‘private’ or we won’t be able to see!). Do include your name, age and tell us what you can about why your library is the best! The competition is open to anyone under 18 who wants to get involved.
Make your very own Shoebox Library
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