A VISION of more school libraries across the country is taking shape at Greenwood Primary in Wood End Way, Northolt

Head teacher Karen Silvester opened its refurbished library when pupils returned after lockdown.

A national initiative is being led by Cressida Cowell, the Children’s Laureate and author of the How to Train Your Dragon series of books.

She co-wrote a letter to the Prime Minister calling for £100m to be ring-fenced for building and refurbishing run-down libraries because, she said, millions of children were missing out on opportunities to discover the life-changing magic of reading.

Greenwood’s library was funded by the school PTA, which wanted to invest in a large-scale project that would benefit all children at the school.

The need for a suitable library was heightened after the closure of the nearby Woodend Library. 

“We want all children to develop a love of reading and our new library, resourced with an array of new books and areas for children to relax and read, will support that,” said the head.