The official opening of a refurbished school library has given children a happy ending –and a more attractive area to enjoy reading.
Mount Charles showed off the new look library to pupils, parents and grandparents on Monday. (Dec 16).
School staff decided to take a break from a Cornwall Council run book exchange scheme and instead use those funds for a much-needed revamp of the reading area.
The transformation has included new bookcases, redecorated walls, a mini beast-themed zone, a jungle area and sofas and big cushions where the children can read in comfort, as well as a new roof as part of a wider project within the school.
Paula Matthews, school librarian, said: “We wanted to make it a special place to be where the children get excited about reading and their imaginations are fuelled.
“The children now look forward to using the library, they can curl up on the sofas and the beanbags and just enjoy having good quality reading time.
“We don’t want children to lose their love of opening up books; it doesn’t matter if its comic books, big books, picture books or more sustained reading material.”
The library was opened by six winners –one from each year group - of a writing/drawing competition, which was run in school recently.
The school topped the celebration off with an afternoon tea with scones and cakes baked and served by the school’s cookery group, and in recognition of their work the year six librarians who run the service day-to-day also attended.