Local photographer Keith Pattison spent a week at Cruddas Park Library taking photographs of the customers who visited. They either held up the book they borrowed of wrote down the reason for their trip to the library. His innovative project highlights the many different ways people use their library and looks at the role libraries play in the local community. The images have been compiled in his new book, ‘face BOOK – A Week in the Life of a Branch Library’, which will be launched alongside Keith’s exhibition on Tuesday 24 April at 10:30am at Cruddas Park Shopping Centre. You can also take a look at the images online on Keith’s website.
David Almond, celebrated author of the children’s book ‘Skellig’ will be supporting the opening of the new exhibition. Tony Durcan, Director of Culture, Libraries and Lifelong Learning, said: “Libraries continue to play such a valuable role in our communities and this exhibition and book will give people the chance to learn why they continue to be important to those who use them. Keith has done a wonderful job in bringing the community together for this project so I am delighted to be helping support this exhibition.”
face BOOK will remain open at Unit 12, Cruddas Park Shopping Centre until Saturday 5 May 2012.