I had the pleasure of visiting Medway Libraries in Kent last Friday. It was a fun day of reading and meeting lots of new people. St. John's Infant School came to Chatham Library to hear about the Queen's windy adventure and so did St. Nicholas Primary School, at Strood Library. I also visited Gillingham Library for a look around.

Each of the libraries provide a wonderful space not just for reading, but for doing other things too, like playing chess, building Lego blocks and admiring artwork.  But what I found most inspiring was the passion and drive of the library staff.

 It was great fun talking to such an engaged audience of children and teachers. A memorable day it was.

Below are some photos of  the day. Thank you, Richard, Jan and Sandra!

A cool clock in Gillingham's Community Hub.

A cool clock in Gillingham's Community Hub.

All set to go at Chatham Library.

All set to go at Chatham Library.

All ready in the main hall at Strood Library.

All ready in the main hall at Strood Library.

An amazing creation as you enter the library.

An amazing creation as you enter the library.

Art on display in Strood Library.

Art on display in Strood Library.

Chess, anyone?

Chess, anyone?

One of many books in the 'dyslexia friendly' section.

One of many books in the 'dyslexia friendly' section.

Lego!

Lego!

And here is a twit pic of some children at the event. Thanks for tweeting this, Jan!

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AuthorSteve Antony