If you are wondering which bestseller to read during your summer holidays or how to order a meal in Spanish without resorting to sign language, then why not join the library.
You can choose from a wide range of fiction as well as borrowing language books and guidebooks for free.
Manchester Library and Information service is on tour as part of their Meet the Neighbours campaign and will be helping people to find out about their local library and the services they offer.
Although a third of Mancunians have a library ticket, Manchester City Council would like to see everyone take up the service. The mini library will be coming to a place near you, equipped with books and information. You can sign up for membership free of charge in less than five minutes.
About 98 per cent of people live within a mile of their local library and for those that don't, the mobile library takes in 40 stops across the city every week. It is a great place to take children during the school holidays with free arts and crafts, touring animal roadshows and the Big Wild Read, which offers prizes to young people who complete six books during the summer break.
Councillor Mike Kane, executive member for culture and leisure said: "If you have been thinking about joining your library then come along to one of these events. The staff will help and advise you of all the things you can do. If you want to be a member of Central Library, one of the greatest resources in our city, then join. It is free and offers so much."
In August Meet the Neighbours will be the following locations: Monday 6th - Market Street Thursday 9th - Piccadilly Train Station Monday 13th - Piccadilly Gardens Wednesday 15th - Museum of Science and Industry Friday 17th - Exchange Square Saturday 25th - Printworks (1pm-5pm)
For more information on Manchester Libraries visit www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries
Margaret Blackburn, tel 0161 234 4014