Nick Gibb visited Littlehampton Morrisons to see their Little Library scheme. This is for children to borrow books and for people to donate books to the scheme.
Nick was invited by Ali Whitburn, Morrisons’ Littlehampton Community Champion who, amongst her other community projects, run the scheme for the store. She says that about 50 books are borrowed by children each week.
Nick Gibb said: “There is nothing more important for a child’s education than reading. Children who read regularly for pleasure do far better at school than those children who don’t.
“Morrisons Little Library initiative is a wonderful way for children to pick up a book while out shopping with their parents. And unlike libraries, if you’re late returning the book there’s no fine!”
Photo: Ali Whitburn (Littlehampton Community Champion) and Nick Gibb