Opening Hours, Mon to Sat: 8.30am to 6pm, Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Belle Vale

BIG LITTLE LIBRARY

world book dayBIG Little Library; By Gateacre School

Mission statement

Gateacre School in conjunction with Belle Vale Shopping Centre is creating the BIG Little Library by Gateacre School.

Its a take a book, return a book, donate a book gathering place where the community can share their favourite literature and stories.

In its most basic form, a Little Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. We are taking it one step further by creating an actual shop full of books, which have been donated by local residents, businesses, students and the wider community over the last 9 months.

The purpose of the shop is:

  • To become an inspiring gathering place where the community can share their favourite literature and stories.
  • To help to engage all members of the local communities; from children, young people and adults from different backgrounds.
  • To encourage people to enjoy reading and discover how it benefits their wellbeing.
  • To develop a broader range of English and Literacy skills.
  • To build strong, mutually supportive communities who read together.
  • To provide enjoyable, welcoming and meaningful activities within the community, inspiring people to engage in other local and city-wide activities.
  • To improve wellbeing, increase social engagement and widen cultural horizons.

The Shop will open on World Book Day 5th March for 3 months. Along with many literacy and creative activities taking place in the shop itself, we plan on building 10 Little Libraries as well as 10 Recycled Libraries (with help from our good friends Bulky Bob) and will donate them to our local community to create a network of Little Libraries.

The library has been set up in Unit 28a, next to Argos in the Shopping Centre.

If you would like a Little Library please contact Gateacre School on;

0151 235 1400 or email l.mitchell@gateacre.liverpool.sch.uk