Northern Ireland

BBC signs partnership with Libraries NI to promote reading

Director of BBC NI Peter Johnston and Irene Knox, Chief Executive of Libraries NI Image copyright Libraries NI
Image caption The agreement aims to support learning and development opportunities across Northern Ireland

The BBC has signed a new partnership agreement with Libraries NI.

The agreement aims to support learning and development opportunities across Northern Ireland.

Plans are in place for events which explore connections between libraries, learning, broadcasting and books in autumn this year.

The agreement was signed in Lisburn City Library by Peter Johnston, director of BBC NI and Irene Knox, chief executive of Libraries NI.

Peter Johnston, director of BBC Northern Ireland, said: "We have worked closely with Libraries NI on a range of projects in the past, but this agreement takes our relationship to a new level and will provide real benefits for audiences with a range of ambitious plans which will be getting underway in the coming months."

Irene Knox, chief executive of Libraries NI, said: "By working together we hope to reach communities across Northern Ireland with activities that will connect with people and enrich their lives."