There was a great turn out for the launch of the Hollingdean Pop-up library on 1st August. The free, drop-in, family event at Hollingdean Community Centre was attended by over 60 local residents of all ages with the Real Junk Food Project providing a pay-as-you-feel lunch.
A collaboration between Brighton & Hove City Libraries & Hollingdean Community Centre (Hollingdean Development Trust) and supported by TDC, the pop-up library will be available from now on for the community to use on Thursdays from 10am. It includes books for both adults and children to borrow, free Internet and wifi.
Youngsters at the launch aged 5-11 years were able to sign up for #SpaceChase, the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. The challenge is to read at least six library books over the holidays and collect prizes from Brighton & Hove City Libraries. There’s even a mini challenge for Under 5s to get involved in.
Community Development Worker Ceza helped arrange for up the pop-up to come to Hollingdean and was thrilled to see so many people at the launch. He says “The library is meeting a real need in Hollingdean and it is an encouragement to join and visit main libraries in the city centre. As a TDC worker, it’s been great to support this partnership between HDT and Library Services, for the benefit of the local community.”
Read more about the event on the BH Libraries blog.
(Photo courtesy of Hollingdean Development Trust on facebook)