Published: Friday, 1st October 2021

We are inviting residents to take part in an exciting new escape room to mark Libraries Week 2021.

National Libraries Week takes place from Monday, 4 October to Sunday, 10 October and celebrates libraries across the country.

Libraries across Medway will host the Medway Mystery Tour, an interactive escape room, which invites residents to locate clues, uncover fascinating facts and discover local legendary figures. A different escape room activity is on offer each day in different libraries throughout Libraries Week.

Bestselling crime author Mark Billingham will also visit Chatham Community Hub on Tuesday, 5 October at 7.30pm.

The popular Wigmore lectures will also return to Wigmore Community Hub this autumn, the first lecture is about Colin Harvey’s ‘The Wreck’ and will be held on Wednesday, 20 October at 8pm.

Medway's libraries have become cultural hubs

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “I am pleased that we are once again celebrating Libraries Week. Libraries are incredibly important, not only are they places where residents can borrow books, they also provide access to a range of council services and host a range of clubs and activity sessions. We are very proud that our 15 libraries and community hubs are at the heart of our communities. We are looking forward to welcoming bestselling author Mark Billingham to Medway as well as hosting an innovative new escape room experience. The escape room is fun for all the family, to support Medway’s aspiration to become a Child-Friendly City. Medway’s libraries have become cultural hubs which supports Medway’s aspiration to become City of Culture 2025. Becoming City of Culture in 2025 would create a legacy of opportunities for local people and bring significant economic benefits to Medway.”

Find out more about Medway’s libraries.

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