Read Write Count at Wester Hailes Library

Edinburgh families enjoy a reading of The Gruffalo with Michelle McManus at Wester Hailes Library

To mark National Libraries Day and to celebrate Read, Write, Count’s ‘Love Your Library’ campaign singer and presenter, Michelle McManus hosted an exclusive reading of her favourite children’s books at 2.00pm on Saturday 6 February at Wester Hailes Library in Edinburgh. Edinburgh families joined Michelle for a story time session where she read The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Winnie-the-Pooh by A A Milne.

The Read, Write, Count campaign is encouraging families to visit their local libraries and make use of the valuable services they offer. The ‘Love Your Library’ campaign aims to inspire families to visit their local library and enjoy a range of free services that can make reading, writing and counting with their child an easy, fun and enjoyable experience. Read, Write, Count is a Scottish Government-led campaign which aims to improve key numeracy and literacy skills among children in Primaries 1 to 3 across Scotland and has identified libraries as a key setting to support this.

Left to right Mia Isikaiye (7), Isaac Harber (5) and Michelle McManus

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