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Learning to love books


Children made heart-themed bookmarks as part of a library fun morning.

A dozen youngsters aged four to eight attended the event at Southwell Library on Saturday.

It was organised as part of Library Lovers’ Week that featured events across Nottinghamshire.

The senior library assistant at Southwell, Mrs Nicola Ellis, said: “As well as making the bookmarks we did face painting and made heart-shaped lollipops.

“We wanted to show that libraries are fun places, not stuffy or frightening, and that we do things other than books.

“It is very important to encourage children into the library so they see books as part of their leisure time not just for school work.

“Many of the children had come in to borrow books and this was just something extra for them to enjoy while they were here.

“It did, however, encourage more children into the library and that is what it was all about.”

On Friday around 50 people attended a quiz night and pate and cheese supper at the library.

Mrs Ellis said: “People who had never been to the library before were impressed with how well the building worked and how well we integrated with the community with all the services we offered.”

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