Pupils at St John Bosco primary school in West Bromwich get to know their local library

Year 4 children from St John Bosco primary school in West Bromwich in the Midlands have, throughout the last two terms, been regular visitors to Hilltop community library.

They have used their visits to learn about the work of a library, take part in a range of book activities organised by the library staff and, of course, borrow books from the selection on offer to take back home or to school.

During one of the visits the children were invited to make posters and write book reviews about the books they have read, which now form a very attractive display in the library and are useful for other young readers who visit.

Near the end of term the class were invited along for a prize-giving, with the designers of the three best posters receiving a book of their choice.

Niccola Morris, library supervisor, commented that the quality of the work was outstanding and the children were extremely talented. She said choosing the winners was a very difficult task and that many visitors to the library had commented on the work on display.