Frank Cottrell Boyce at Leasowe Library

frank-cottrell-boyce-unforgotten-coatFrank Cottrell Boyce at Leasowe Library
Saturday 1st March, 2pm
Leasowe Library, Twickenham Drive, Wirral, CH46 1PQ

FREE, booking essential

Award winning author, screenwriter and The Reader Organisation patron Frank Cottrell Boyce is appearing at Leasowe Library this weekend for a very special event, rescheduled from last November.

To celebrate the donation to the library of new books purchased through a grant from the Siobhan Dowd Trust, Frank will be talking about the books he has written – including Millions, Framed and Cosmic – signing copies, answering questions and sharing stories about his own childhood reading experiences.

The event is organised by Leasowe Reading and Wellbeing Library, a collaboration between Wirral Council and The Reader Organisation which promotes public engagement, improving users’ health and wellbeing and reducing social isolation. There are currently a range of groups for children and young people running weekly at the library, including Leasowe Bookworms (for children aged 6-12, Mondays and Fridays) and Frank’s visit is sure to be an unforgettable treat for all ages.

Cllr Chris Meaden, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Wirral Council said:

“It’s very exciting to be able to welcome Frank to Leasowe Library. In recent years he has officially become a national treasure, and I’m sure he’ll be an engaging speaker with some fascinating insights into novel and scriptwriting. This is yet another brilliant event for Wirral Council’s library service.”

Tickets are free to this special event but booking is essential. To book your place, please contact Leasowe Library on leasowelibrary@wirral.gov.uk, call 0151 638 4013 or drop into the library.

A full list of our open reading groups for children and young people in Leasowe Library can be found on our website: http://www.thereader.org.uk/reading-with-us

Frank Cottrell Boyce at Leasowe Library

frank-cottrell-boyce-unforgotten-coatFrank Cottrell Boyce at Leasowe Library
Saturday 9th November, 2.30-4pm
Leasowe Library, Twickenham Drive, Wirral, CH46 1PQ

Award winning author, screenwriter and patron of The Reader Organisation Frank Cottrell Boyce will be returning to Merseyside for a special FREE event at Leasowe Library this coming Saturday, 9th November. Fresh from his latest success winning the German Children’s Literature Award for The Unforgotten Coat the book he wrote especially for TRO – Frank will be reading from some of his books, answering questions and signing copies at the library on Saturday afternoon.

The event has been organised by Leasowe Reading and Wellbeing Library, a collaboration between Wirral Council and The Reader Organisation promoting public engagement, improving users’ health and wellbeing, and reducing social isolation. The library has recently heralded the arrival of a range of new books for children and young people, purchased through a £1,500 grant from the Siobhan Dowd Trust.

As well as getting the opportunity to hear Frank read some of his imagination-captivating stories in person, there will also be a free raffle for all children at the event with some wonderful prizes on offer.

Cllr Chris Meaden, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Wirral Borough Council said:

“I can’t stress enough how pleased I am to be able to welcome Frank to appear at Leasowe Library. As well as being one of the country’s most successful and recognised writers, his opening ceremony for the London Olympics was an iconic production that will live long in people’s memory.”

Don’t miss out on this brilliant afternoon with one of the country’s most successful writers celebrating the books and activities going on at Leasowe Library for children and young people each week.

The event is free but advance booking is essential. For more information about the afternoon or to book your place, please contact Victoria Clarke, Reading and Wellbeing Library Development Officer, on victoriaclarke@thereader.org.uk or call 07857 355 732 or 07807 106 857.

For more information about libraries across Wirral, visit the Wirral Libraries website. To find out more about our shared reading projects in Wirral, see the Where We Work section of our website.