22nd Sep, 2018

Youngsters design logo for first 'community-led library' in Coventry

Editorial Correspondent 2nd Jul, 2017 Updated: 3rd Jul, 2017

SCHOOLCHILDREN have designed the logo for what is being billed as the ‘first community-led library’ in Coventry.

In an era of government cuts to local authorities, council-run libraries are under threat.

Although nearly all in Coventry have escaped the axe, there is a push for more shared services in communities under on building.

Cheylesmore Library will be closed for about two weeks at the end of August, to enable building works to take place to ‘open up’ the library into the Cheylesmore Community Centre.

More than 30 volunteers have also stepped forward to help Cheylesmore Library.

Howes Primary School pupiils designed a logo for badges for the Cheylesmore Library Volunteers.

Pauline Venables, who is involved in the project, said: “Cheylesmore is set to have the first community-led library in the city.

“The local school, Howes Primary School, was asked if the children would like to design the first logo for the badges of the library volunteers.

“Over 110 logos were submitted by the children. It was a hard task for the volunteers to choose the best design but they eventually did.

“Joshua Young Rock’s ‘bookworm’ logo was voted the unanimous winner.

“He was presented with a book for his winning logo by a few of the volunteers.

“Once the library is being run by the volunteers then all of the children’s logo designs will be on display.”

For more information on volunteering, email cheylesmore.ward@gmail.com or leave your contact details at Cheylesmore Community Centre or Cheylesmore Library for the attention of Pauline Venables.

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