Next Saturday, 9th February, is National Libraries Day. The Friends of Preston Library will be celebrating with a special children's event in the former Preston Library building on Carlton Avenue East. The building is now housing extra classrooms for Preston Park Primary School and the Friends are very grateful to the headteacher, Mr John Redpath, for allowing them to use the building in this way.
The event will run from 12pm - 4pm and will include story-telling with a local author, an art corner, the pop-up library - and they are especially pleased to be able to welcome well-known children's writer, Saman Shamsie, who will be reading from her own stories and from the new Puffin Book of Magic Stories.
Do bring your children along to the library building on Saturday and help to celebrate the importance of libraries and reading in our community.