All aboard the book bus! Redbridge Central Library brings literature to children

Leena Akthar, Iaisha Anderson-Slight, Adil Humza and Safa Ali with their library books

Leena Akthar, Iaisha Anderson-Slight, Adil Humza and Safa Ali with their library books - Credit: Archant

Little story lovers paused their playground games to catch a bus full of books.

Youngsters in the mobile library at Valentines park

Youngsters in the mobile library at Valentines park - Credit: Archant

The mobile library stopped by the play area in Valentines Park, Ilford, and opened it doors to young readers.

Lined with stacked shelves and boxes, the interior of the bus held a selection of books from Redbridge Central library, Clements road.

Children could choose their own literary adventure to read and enjoy it in the park grounds.

From factual non-fiction, to poetry and creative prose, there was a wide collection of books ensuing children could find something they like, and even delve in to pages new.


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The mobile library stops in locations all over the borough to inspire a love of reading and to connect with people who find it harder to get to a library.

They have copies of adult and junior books, compact discs, talking books and DVDs available to lend to library card holders.

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The vehicle has disabled access and is also available for promotional visits to schools, nurseries and residential homes.

For a bus stop timetable visit: bit.ly/1Nd1CAD or for more information call: 020 8708 2414.

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