Saturday, 16 November 2013

I Declare This Library Open!

What an honour! I was invited to open the gorgeous brand new library at Thongsley Fields Primary School in Huntingdon last week.

The whole school gathered in the hall for the opening speeches - right down to the tiniest children from the nursery (aww!!). There was so much excitement you could feel it buzzing in the air like electricity. And all about books and reading.

It was fabulous.

I do hope I didn't lower the tone too much by telling the story of how I was once so desperate to read my new library books on the way home in the car that I was sick all over my little brother (I should point out that this was when I was eight. I do still get travel sick if I read in the car, or even look down at a map, but I haven't been sick on my brother for  years. Especially as he lives in Thailand now. Hmm, now i think about it I wonder if there's a link!)

The wonderful young librarians of Thongsley Fields Primary School

After a chat about our the wonderful worlds we can enter through books, and the characters we would most like to meet (Scruffy -  who came along as Drift's stunt double as always - voted for Spot, Scooby Doo, Drift and Marley) I was taken on a tour of the new library by the team of polite, enthusiastic and all-round delightful young librarians. I was most impressed by the bright and welcoming library and could easily imagine settling down for a good read in one of its comfy corners.

Scruffy - Drift's stunt double- hard at work

Thank you very much to Jakki Racey from Huntingdon library service for asking me to come along and to everyone at Thongsley Fields for the lovely welcome. I'm really looking forward to coming back to your school at the end of the month to work with Y5 and Y6 all day.