Cheshire West and Chester Council held an event at Ellesmere Port Library on Monday, 14 May, to launch their fourth successive year delivering Letterbox Club parcels.
The event was attended by a variety of Letterbox Club partners, including foster carers, designated teachers and councillors. The Mayor of Ellesmere Port, councillor Angela Claydon, presented the children with their first parcels of the year.
Local author, David Whitley (pictured, left) entertained children and adults alike with his experiences of writing fantasy books. He encouraged children to use their imaginations to create their own characters and storylines.
Ellesmere Port library staff introduced the library and what it had to offer and engaged the children with a library quiz, which they thoroughly enjoyed. Consequently many of the children and adults joined the library and borrowed books and multimedia items.
Sandra Evans, Booktrust Schemes Coordinator in Cheshire, said the event had been a great success:
The children, carers, teachers, guests and staff enjoyed this event and it is envisioned that meeting the Letterbox partners and engaging in such a fun and exciting programme, will in turn encourage interaction, feedback and most importantly a love of reading, writing and games, therefore improving the educational outlook for looked after children in Cheshire.