For the third of our ‘Love Your Library’ blog series, which celebrates libraries, Morgan, aged eight, writes about how libraries are cool and why he loves them.
The library is cool, because it has computer games. I’ve borrowed loads of games such as Lego ones for my DS, you can get games for Wiis and Playstation too.
There’s an amazing amount of books. There’s lots of good sections of books like video games, tv shows, poetry, history, gardening, cookery, adventure stories, a dragon story or two.
I’ve borrowed Doctor Who books in the past and books on Minecraft. I first went to the library about five years ago when I got Percy Jackson; a sort of adventure story.
They run clubs at the library too like gaming clubs and programming clubs and craft club which I’ve been to lots with my mum. My granny goes to knitting club in the library.
Everyone in my school goes to the library, it’s the most popular library in the country!
Sometimes in the kids section they have people dressing up like as Maisy Mouse.
It’s good they have computers there so you can look up stuff if you don’t have a computer or tablet or phone at home.
They have lots of exhibitions in the Forum like a theatre exhibition, you can win a tablet there now!
Another good thing is Pizza Express and all the cafes and toilets. There is good parking if you want to go to Chapelfield Mall or the Theatre Royal or a cinema.
And it’s good for students if they want to look up information.
Morgan is eight years old and loves libraries, Minecraft and the How to Train Your Dragon books. Cats are his favourite animals and when he grows up he’d like to design computer games.
Across the country and the world, libraries are facing unprecedented threats. Lack of funding and cost-cutting means that in the last 12 months the UK has lost 49 libraries: almost one a week. In light of this, WCN is running a series of blogs under the title ‘Love Your Library’, a follow up to the #LibraryAdvent project. WCN has worked closely with library services on a number of projects, including Brave New Reads ; an immersive reading programme which recommends brilliant books.