Camps Libraries in WW1

International Literacy Day, 8th September 2015, should remind all readers of the importance of books and libraries of books, whether hard copy or digital, as a means of education but also of enjoyment, and escape and comfort in difficult times. This was certainly the case during WW1.

The Camps Library was THE organisation officially recognised by the War Office for the distribution of literature to British soldiers, sailors and prisoners of war. It was also the medium of distribution for the War Library which supplied the hospitals and hospital ships.

This unique archive is from Keighley Library’s own Brigg collection, BK 10/683/4/6 and also outlines the role played by the British public in helping to stock those war libraries.

Camps Library Books in war002

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