Half Term At The Liberty

The Liberty Shopping Centre launched a #LoveLiteracy event over half term, to encourage even more local parents to enjoy storytelling with their children.

The #LoveLiteracy campaign saw children taking part in a book swap using donations from Romford Library, a series of drama workshops and daily storytelling with Waterstones in The Liberty.

The shopping centre also gifted books across Essex and East London, which will continue during the run up to World Book Day 2018, as well as the introduction of an online pledge to inspire local families to read to their children.

Centre Manager, Jonathan Poole said: “With World Book Day only weeks away, we wanted to launch a campaign that would inspire children through exciting and educational reading-related activities.

“It was great to see such a fantastic turnout over the week and we would like to thank everybody that got involved and signed our online pledge.”

Alexis Wainwright, Frontline Service Manager for Libraries at Havering Council added: “Havering Libraries welcomed the opportunity to be working in partnership with The Liberty Shopping Centre on the #LoveLiteracy event. It’s a great initiative that encourages reading and enjoying stories with our children. There’s nothing better than cuddling up with your child (or grandchild in my case) and losing ourselves in the imaginary world of children.”

Library Assistant at Romford Library, Loraine Pulham added: “It was a fantastic opportunity to work with The Liberty for their #LoveLiteracy event.

“It was great to hear that books from the library were used to kick start the children’s book swap, and encouraged people to share stories within in the local community.”


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