On Monday the 21st June 2021, we were visited by the Mayor of Bournemouth who attended the grand opening of our new library. Six children, who were the winners of the library design competition, were lucky enough to attend the opening and support with the cutting of the ribbon! The children showed the Mayor their fantastic designs, which have been printed on to the wall of the library, and explained what inspired their designs. They also expressed their love of reading to the Mayor, sharing their favourite books and current reads. The Mayor was keen to share his own stories of reading at school as a child and believed that our new library would promote a love of reading across the school. The reading team, along with Mr Kelly, have been working hard behind the scenes to design a library wrap. Our aim was to encompass a variety of authors and illustrations (including suggestions from Librarians and Reading Ambassadors) to ensure that the library is an invigorating and engaging place to read. We cannot wait for the children to start using their new library and share their passion for reading across the school.