Joseph Coelho's Library Marathon

The Challenge

Children’s author Joseph Coelho has set himself the challenge of joining a library in every Local Authority in the UK in a quest to celebrate the inclusive, vital role libraries play in our lives and to encourage as many people as possible to #JoinYourLibrary

As part of his ‘Library Marathon’ Joseph visited Westhill library and became a Live Life Aberdeenshire library member.

The Visit

Joseph met children attending a fun Lego session and donated some of his books that will be available to take out on loan from your local library.

He has long been a passionate and vociferous supporter of libraries in the UK. His debut picture book, Luna Loves Library Day, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers and published by Andersen Press, celebrates his love for libraries and his own childhood spent in libraries.

To see a mega-map of all 209 libraries he hopes to visit, go to his website at

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