A WEARSIDE school has opened a new chapter for its library.
Usworth Colliery Primary in Washington has revamped the library used by its Years 1 and 2, with new seating and shelves and a new range of books being added to the stock.
It was officially opened by children’s author Ian Billings while he was at the school talking about his own stories and holding writing workshops.
Ian will work alongside the school for about three years to raise the profile of reading for pleasure with the children, parents and staff.
Carolyn Nichol, one of the school’s literacy co-ordinators alongside Lisa Pegman, said: “What we are trying to do is reawaken their interest in reading and doing everything we can to get them to use their imaginations and get lost in books.
“Through Ian’s work with us, we hope to spark extra interest in reading generally throughout the school.
“We want to create a buzz and excitement when reading and writing.”