Let’s get reading this summer!

A GOOD READ Family library link co-ordinator Eileen Leigh reads to children at Staunton Country Park during a visit from the library bus. (left to right), twins, Katie Taylor and Hannah Taylor, four, with Amelie Furlong, three. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (122545-1)

A GOOD READ Family library link co-ordinator Eileen Leigh reads to children at Staunton Country Park during a visit from the library bus. (left to right), twins, Katie Taylor and Hannah Taylor, four, with Amelie Furlong, three. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (122545-1)

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CHILDREN have been making the most of their summer holidays by burying their heads in a good book.

The Family Library Link is a special children’s mobile library. Earlier this week it stopped at Staunton Country Park.

Children read books, listened to stories and rhyming sessions and did some art and craft.

Eileen Leigh, family library link co-ordinator, who helps run the mobile library service said it’s been successful so far.

‘We talk to parents and children about what the library has to offer,’ she said.

‘It’s a chance to go on the library bus and look at books.

‘During the summer we put staff on for the older children to inspire them to go to the library.

‘The kids love it and so do the parents.

‘Some parents come back to see us each week.’

The library bus is part of the Summer Reading Challenge.

It encourages children to read any six books over the summer and collect stickers to mark their progress. The bus holds a variety of books for children of different ages to choose from.

The bus will be at Staunton Country Park every Monday for the next three weeks from 10am until 3pm and at Asda in Bedhampton for the next three Thursdays.

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