Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lipstick Library tour announced

Libraries around the UK will be totally on trend during April and May 2013, forging exciting links with local hair, make-up and clothes stylists and suppliers, photographers and other partners. Together they’ll create a series of enticing library events for girls of all ages centred around The Diary of a Mall Girl – the new novel from author Luisa Plaja.
The upcoming Lipstick Libraries tour has been brokered by The Reading Agency’s Reading Partners consortium, which invited public libraries to bid to Luisa’s publishers, new children’s imprint Curious Fox, to play host to Luisa Plaja as part of wider promotional activity for The Diary of a Mall Girl.
Following a strong response, eight libraries were selected and will now hold events where girls will get the chance to meet Luisa, hear her talk about her book, and enjoy a range of girly activities including cupcake making, hair and make-up tips and demonstrations, a catwalk show and a photo shoot.
Claire Dowse, marketing director at Curious Fox, says: “We wanted to work with libraries to open them up to new user-ships and to celebrate what amazing spaces they are.”  

Lipstick Library tour itinerary:
Wednesday 17 April: Swindon:  Central Library, Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1QG. Time:  1915. Contact: Rhonda Dempsire: central.library@swindon.gov.uk
Thursday 18 April:  Bristol: Central Library, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TL. Time: 1900. Contact: Julia.ball@bristol.gov.uk
Monday 22 April: Edinburgh: Wester Hailes Library, West Side Plaza, Edinburgh, EH14 2ST. Time: 1800. Contact: Lindsey.Henderson@edinburgh.gov.uk
Thursday 25 April:  Barnstaple: Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple EX31 1ELY. Time: 1830. Contact: Jude.jeal@devon.gov.uk or Sharon Dixon: Sharon.dixon@devon.gov.uk
Tuesday 30 April: Birkenhead: Bromborough Library Wirral Council, Room F04, Municipal Building, Cleveland Street, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 6BU. Time: to be confirmed. Contact: Julie.Mann@wirral.gov.uk
Wednesday 1 May: Chester:  Chester Library, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2EF. Time: to be confirmed. Contact: Bronwen Scott: 01244 977 380
Wednesday 15 May: Stockton-on-Tees: Stockton Central Library, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1TU. Time: 1830. Contact: Lucy Carlton-Walker@stockton.gov.uk
Thursday 16 May: Newcastle:  Newcastle Libraries, Adult and Culture Services, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX. Time:  1800. Contact: 0191 277 4100 or information@newcastle.gov.uk
For more overall information about the Lipstick Library tour, please contact: Deborah Hyde: debbie.hyde@oasismedia.co.uk or 07956 320 486

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