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Tour of Hertfordshire Libraries

Between January and March, Liz will champion literacy and community engagement as she visits all forty-six libraries across Hertfordshire. She will also raise funds for Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF), who support small charities across the county.


The tour, themed ‘The joy of reading and the impact of low literacy,' will highlight literacy challenges faced by individuals in prisons, on probation and in our communities. Liz will also raise awareness of the varied community activities that libraries offer for people of all ages.

Expressing her commitment to making a positive impact, Liz will highlight the practical day to day challenges posed by low literacy skills. "Many of us take being able to read for granted, but applying for work, reading a bus timetable or instructions on a medicine bottle are just three examples of the difficulties faced by those with low literacy". Through her visits to charities during her year as High Sheriff, Liz is actively supporting initiatives to improve literacy, as well as combat the stigma associated with low literacy, as well as highlighting the importance of reading, both for work and for pleasure.

Liz also volunteers for Shannon Trust, an organisation dedicated to improving literacy skills and wellbeing for those in prison via a peer to peer, one-to-one teaching model. The charity, renowned for its exam-free approach, is extending its support to those on probation and individuals in local communities across Hertfordshire.

Beyond the literacy focus, Liz aims to raise funds for the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire’s charitable fund.  The fund is managed by HCF and makes possible the permanent funding of annual Awards for exceptional achievement in preventing crime and making Hertfordshire a county of opportunity for all. 

Further details about Hertfordshire Community Foundation can be found here.

For information about Shannon Trust please click here.


To make a donation to The High Sheriffs Fund click here.

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Confirmed Schedule:
Tuesday 9th January

1.30pm - Tring Library

2.30pm - Berkhamsted Library

3.45pm - Bovingdon Library

Monday 15th January

10.30pm - Hemel Hempstead Library

11.30pm - Kings Langley Library

1pm - Abbots Langley Library

2.15pm - Adeyfield Library

3.15pm - Leverstock Green Library

Saturday 20th January

12pm - Woodall Library, Welwyn Garden City


Monday 22nd January

10.15am - Rickmansworth Library

11.30am - Chorleywood Library

2pm - Croxley Green Library

3.15pm - Oxhey Library

Monday 29th January

10.30am - Stevenage Central Library

Monday 5th February

2pm - Stevenage Old Town

3pm - Knebworth Community Library

Tuesday 6th February

11am - St Albans Central Library

Tuesday 13th February

11am - Bushey Library

Thursday 15th February

11am - Oakmere Library, Potters Bar

1.45pm - London Colney Community Library

3pm - Radlett Library

Thursday 22nd February

10am - Redbourn Community Library

11.15am - Harpenden Library

12.30pm - Marshalswick Library, St Albans

2pm - Wheathampstead Community Library

Friday 23rd February

11am -Waltham Cross Library

Noon - Goffs Oak Community Library

2pm - Cheshunt Library

3.30pm - Cuffley Library

4.30pm - Brookmans Park Library 

Tuesday 27th February

10.15am - Hatfield Library

11.30am - Welwyn Garden City Library 

2pm - Welwyn Community Library 

Monday 4th March

10am - Hoddesdon Library

11.15am - Hertford Library 

12,30pm - Ware Library

Monday 11th March

12.30pm - North Watford Library

1.45pm - Watford Central Library

4.15pm - Borehamwood Library


Tuesday 12th March

11am - Baldock Library

12.15pm - Hitchin Library

2pm - Buntingford Library

4pm - Letchworth Library

Thursday 28th March

11.45am - Royston Library

2pm - Sawbridgeworth Community Library

3pm - Bishop's Stortford Library

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