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Year of Young People 2018 - the Big Takeover

Year of Young People 2018 logo

Young people are planning, promoting and starring in a long weekend of events at the Library from 14 to 16 September 2018. This is part of The Big Takeover festival, which sees all Lerwick's major public buildings being taken over by people aged 8-26 for the weekend.


Big Takeover website

Year of Young People 2018 website

Shetland News - Big Takeover story


Murder Mystery Performance

Scriptwriter Marsali Taylor is working with our young volunteers who are going to produce and perform a murder mystery play in the Library. The group is already doing rehearsals but they might still need some help, so do get in touch if your are 12 - 26 and want to get involved.


Our Library planning group has been meeting since December 2017

Shetland Library YOYP planning group 2018

They are contacting authors, illustrators, and poets to invite them to take part.

They also plan: Young Writer celebrations; murder mystery; big book quiz; poetry afternoon; big drawing workshops.

If you are aged 8-26 you are welcome to volunteer, either for the planning group or to help at the events - just get in touch.

Or, just keep a look out for the excellent library events on the Big Takeover programme and be sure to get your tickets when the programme is launched!

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