Across March 2019, Aura Libraries invited year 4 pupils from primary schools across Flintshire to visit their local library and learn more about their library service.
It is the aim of Aura Libraries to encourage every child in Flintshire to become a library member as part of a larger scheme entitled “Every Child a Library Member” (ECALM), introduced by the Welsh Government.
The aim of the ECALM school visits that took place across March 2019 across Aura Libraries was to encourage local children to learn more about why libraries are so important and how beneficial it is to be a library member.
The children received a free ECALM bag with more information about their library service and took part in various activities during their visit including a quiz and writing poems. See below some of the photographs of the ECALM visits, including some of the wonderful poems written by local children.
Library Support Officer Lynn Walker said: “The ECALM visits in Aura Libraries have been great fun! Classes have learned about the huge selection of books they can choose from as well as our fantastic online resources. We did lots of different activities and even made a human shelf to understand how Fiction books are put in order! The children created wonderful Acrostic Poems and took part in a Quiz that took them all around the Library to find the answers. Ultimately we hope the children left with the message that Libraries are fun places to visit, with staff who are there to help.”
Aura Libraries would like to thank all the children that visited the library and hope they enjoyed themselves. The library doors are always open!