Books donation starts new chapter at school

The library at Snainton Primary School has been transformed after being stocked with £325 worth of free books.

Saturday, 15th February 2020, 10:20 am
Usborne organiser Fiona Wilkes helped to bring in £325 worth of free books at Snainton Primary School.

The donation was overseen by local independent Usborne organiser Fiona Wilkes.

Fiona arranged a Community Book Pledge which involved contacting local businesses in the Snainton area to promise money for new books.

Pupils also visited shops in their village to talk about the scheme. The event was a huge success and showcased just what can be achieved when the local community comes together.

School spokesperson Samantha Bond said: “The children are so excited to read and share all their new books, the reading corners are awash with excited chatter again.

“High quality texts are so important, not only to promote a love of reading, but also for the vocabulary and discussion opportunities they present.”

The provision of adequate libraries in schools with up-to-date learning and reading resources has declined sharply in recent years.

To counter this, Usborne has set a target to give away half a million free books to school libraries in the academic year 2019/2020.

Fiona Wilkes is keen to support other schools. Visit for more details.