BIG LITTLE LIBRARY LAUNCH
Belle Vale Shopping Centre has partnered once again with Gateacre School to host a unique attraction; The BIG Little Library! This pop-up library was officially unveiled on World Book Day, Thursday 5th March by Cllr Erica Kemp at an event attended by local dignitaries, community members, schoolchildren and the public of Belle Vale.
The Big Little Library is a gathering place for book lovers, where the community can share their favourite literature as well as take part in enjoyable games to build reading and writing skills. The aim is to inspire children and young people to read, share and even write their own fantastic stories. The idea for the scheme was partly inspired by the Little Libraries that are springing up across the UK. Belle Vale Library, as well as many other libraries across Liverpool, recently faced the prospect of closure and so as part of this campaign, Little Libraries will be donated throughout the city. The first of these Little Libraries was presented to the Lord Mayor Cllr Erica Kemp at this event, who accepted it on behalf of City Hall. At the end of the project a Little Library will also remain at Belle Vale Shopping Centre as a permanent feature.
This is the first occasion that a full shop unit has been taken over by such a project, making it an exciting gathering place for book lovers!