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.
We brokered the upcoming Lipstick Libraries tour by inviting 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."
Head to one of the Lipstick Library events during April and May:
Wednesday 17 April: Swindon: Central Library, Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1QG. Time: 1915. Contact: Rhonda Dempsire: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 18 April: Bristol: Central Library, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TL. Time: 1900. Contact: Julia.email@example.com
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.firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon Dixon: Sharon.email@example.com
Tuesday 30 April: Bromborough: Bromborough Library, Allport Lane, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 7HR. Time: 1800. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more overall information about the Lipstick Library tour, please contact Juliana Oliver on Juliana.Oliver@readingagency.org.uk.