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Library team to offer reading tips and storytime in CrownGate shopping centre

Published Tuesday, 19th May 2015

Visitors to CrownGate Shopping Centre in Worcester will be able to gather reading tips and ideas from the library team, tomorrow Wednesday 20 May between 11am - 3pm.

There will also be the opportunity to join in the interactive storytimes and pick your favourite books from the mobile library.

Libraries and Learning staff and volunteers are spending the day in Chapel Walk, CrownGate supporting the launch of the CrownGate BookBench exhibition and to promote the county's Libraries and Learning Service.

For adults the Book Doctor will be on hand to offer ideas about what to read next, suggest new authors and titles, recommend ways to search for new books and how to link up with other readers and reading groups. 

Children can join the interactive storytime Rat-a-Tat Tales at 12.30pm and 1.30pm and take a book home with them! The mobile library will be visiting with its wide array of books for all the family.

You can join the library for free, so come along to find out about all the benefits of library membership including free books, free e-books, free online magazines and free internet access and reference materials.

Early in March CrownGate Shopping Centre launched the BookBench competition, inviting students aged 7 and up to design artwork for new book-shaped seating for the shopping centre.

The winning 9 designs, chosen from over 300 entries are now on display in Chapel Walk. 

The exhibition runs until 5 July, with one more visit from the Libraries and Learning team planned on Saturday 13 June.

Lucy Hodgson, County Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Localism said: "We are really pleased to be working in partnership with CrownGate Shopping Centre.  The competition was unique and by linking with the exhibition of beautifully designed and presented benches we hope to introduce lots of new people to the benefits the Libraries and Learning Service can offer."