On Thursday 20th April Templefield Lower School in Flitwick will officially unveil their new library with the help of Bedford author David Litchfield.
The library launch is a culmination of 2 years fundraising by the Templefield PTA who pledged £15,000 to fund the project, relocating the old, cramped facility, to a new bright and airy location giving all the pupils access to books and other reading materials.
Liz Burton, Vice Chair of the PTA said “from sponsored reads and story nights, to camping events and raffles we are very grateful to all the parents who have supported us on this project. We’re especially grateful for the local business support we’ve received, including Tesco Flitwick who provided us with a team of staff volunteers to help with the move, Bovis Homes who gave a sizeable financial donation and numerous other local firms who have supported us.”
To encourage reluctant readers, as well as books there will be magazines, children’s newspapers and graphic novels, together with technology including e-readers and listening stations for group activities.
David Litchfield is the author and illustrator of the award winning The Bear and Piano, and has just released his latest children’s book Grandad’s Secret Giant. He will be story-telling with the pupils in assembly before officially cutting the ribbon. David said “”It is a real honour to open the new library at Templefield Lower School. Libraries are an important and valuable resource full of knowledge, adventure and exciting new worlds. I am sure that this new facility will help educate and inspire many generations of schoolchildren for many years to come.”