MEADOWSIDE has celebrated a new chapter with the opening of its refurbished library.
The school recognises the importance of reading for pleasure and takes pride in fostering a love of reading within its pupils.
No doubt many of the them will discover that love in this space, which had to be refurbished after it was damaged by flooding.
A new library card system allows children to check out books to take home both before and after school, so they can visit with family as well as during the school day.
Author Rob Parker – who has written crime fiction novels including most recently ‘Far From The Tree’ – attended the library reopening.
Also, Curtis Jobling (creator of Bob the Builder and Raa Raa the Lion; and also the author of the fabulous ‘Wereworld’ series) officially opened the library. He generated a real buzz around reading by hosting an introductory assembly.
Children had an amazing time feasting in the Booknic (think picnic, but with books) listening to stories from staff and visiting the fabulous Starbooks for a hot chocolate, cake, cookie or blondie (courtesy of White Lace Bakery) all whilst sharing a book with their parents.
They were even able to take some of the books from the ‘old library’ home.
The day was a huge success thanks to teamwork in the school and the support of the local community.
Huge thanks also to Rob, Curtis, White Lace Bakery, The Education Library Service (ELS) and Rachel from Waterstones.