St Augustine's new Little Free Library opens with Consort Norman Murphy and Deputy Mayor Roxanne Murphy , Head Paul Griffin, Andrea Rewcroft who donated the library and School librarian Ruchelle Gomersall...pic Richard Ponter

Scarborough's St Augustine's School opens "Little Free Library" as part of their art and literature day

A Little Free Library which aims to encourage people to read more books has been opened at St Augustine's School in Scarborough.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 29th July 2021, 1:08 pm
Updated Friday, 30th July 2021, 11:38 am

The Little Free Library was opened by deputy Mayor Roxanne Murphy who also spent time looking around various art and literature workshops being held at the school as part of curriculum enrichment day.

Little Free Libraries aim to provide greater book access for communities across the world and users are encouraged to take a book and then bring it back and exchange for another when they have finished with it. All for free of course.

The Little Free Library is open to the whole community and can be accessed from Sandybed Lane.

The whole school joined with the enrichment day which included visits from authors and poets including Adisa, Kevin Brooks, Charlotte Oliver and Christina Gabbitas, as well as a number of local artists, actors and musicians.

Kevin is the author of many acclaimed award-winning young adult novels, including Martyn Pig, Lucas, Kissing The Rain, The Road of the Dead, Black Rabbit Summer and iBoy. He now lives in North Yorkshire. The Bunker Diary won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2014.

Charlotte Oliver is a freelance writer who lives in Scarborough. She was the commissioned poet for BBC Radio York’s Make a Difference campaign and has work published or forthcoming for Pendemic, One Hand Clapping and Not4UCollective’s Poems from Home.

SJT Outreach ran drama and drumming workshops, and also in attendance were dancer Kirk Temple, Andrea Mortimer from Hatton School of Performing Arts, and Irish music band Tablets of Stone.

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