New £15,000 school library opens

Middleton Primary School children with the Mayor and Mayoress at the opening of the new school library EMN-150812-173634009
Middleton Primary School children with the Mayor and Mayoress at the opening of the new school library EMN-150812-173634009
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Middleton Primary School’s new library worth £15,000 was officially opened this week by the Mayor and Mayoress of Peterborough, Councillor John Peach and Janet Martin, and celebrated with energetic storytelling from top children’s author Guy Bass.

The library is now ready for use after the school won a competition run by the National Literacy Trust Hub in Peterborough, the School Library Association, as well as furniture company BookSpace which designed and funded the renovation.

The new facility boasts an audio area, a special area for pre-school children and a ‘Vintage Reads’ section.

Junior librarian Lena (11) said: “We’re so excited that the library is now open! We’ve had lots of fun setting it up and I can’t wait to recommend books to my schoolmates.”

Award-winning author Guy inspired pupils to pursue creative writing with readings from his book ‘Stitch Head’, before Cllr Peach cut a ribbon to declare the library officially open.