National Commemoration Leads to Local Interest Story

Volunteers at Kinver Community Managed Library are always eager to participate in national campaigns and promotions. The ‘power of words’ was the theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day and they supported this by producing a poignant and relevant display. A major feature was a story handed in from one family highlighting a local connection which sparked a whole new conversation within the community and was available in the library for all to read.

So What?

The personal story played a large part in the display, bringing the theme closer to home and by sharing anecdotes it then led to another display highlighting the book stock on another relevant issue of ‘Strong Women’ with ‘Red Emma of Wolverhampton’, one of the key players in the suffragette movement and women’s rights at the centre.