The BIG Little Library launches for 2016!

The award-winning community venture from Gateacre School is back! The school launched the BIG Little Library today at Belle Vale Shopping Centre.

Ahead of World Book Day tomorrow, Liverpool’s very own Leon and June from Channel 4’s Gogglebox officially opened the pop-up library, which provides a gathering space where people of all ages and different backgrounds can share their favourite stories.

The library also acts as a fun, educational centre attracting both primary and secondary pupils, as well as parents and members of the local community. The initiative has gone on to scoop many awards for the impact it’s had on the local community, winning two awards at last year’s Educate Awards – the Community Partnership and WOW Recognition Awards.

Gateacre School’s Lisa Mitchell, who set up the library, said: “I am so happy to see the doors reopen again. We got so much fantastic feedback when it first opened and it is a real asset for the community.

“We are really grateful to Leon and June from Gogglebox – two ex-teachers from our school – to come and cut the ribbon to officially reopen the library.”

Belle Vale and Norman Pannell Primary School were both in attendance along with members of the local community and Gateacre School students, who helped set up the library ahead of the launch.

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