Eastwood supermarket launches free library scheme to get kids reading

Morrisons has launched a new book donation and exchange station for children.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 11:30 am
The library allows children to donate books and take another one to read for free.

The Children’s Little Library aims to promote reading and literacy in children, particularly those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Customers can bring along unwanted books to donate, and children, teenagers and parents can pick up books for free.

Morrisons Eastwood community champion Becky Stanbridge said: “If you have any children’s books to donate please drop them in.

Customers can bring along unwanted books to donate and all children, teenagers and parents can pick up a book for free.

“The library is here for children to donate books and take another one to read for free.”

Morrisons has also created a new book – Cedric The Seed – and has distributed copies to local community groups and schools to ensure they are reaching those who need them most.

David Potts, Morrisons CEO, said: “The past year has been extremely difficult for everyone and we want to help as much as we can.

"We know that our younger customers love reading but some may not have access to books of their own.

"That’s why we’re launching the Morrisons Little Library – so every child has the chance to enjoy reading and brighten their future.”