Stockport MP Ann Coffey recently visited Edgeley Library, as part of their activities for National Libraries Week.
The activities ran between 8th and 13th October, with all libraries in Stockport hosting sessions for local families. More than 400 people attended the sessions, which included cake decorating groups, a murder mystery event and ‘Fun Palaces’ workshops where residents could make kaleidoscopes and learn about computer coding.
There was also a Sensory Storytime session organised by Stockport Libraries and the Ebony and Ivory Community Organisation (EAICO). The session had local children reading the book ‘Handa’s Surprise’, while feeling and tasting the different fruits mentioned in the story.
Ann Coffey said:
“It was lovely to visit the Sensory Storytime. Stockport Libraries and EAICO do a great job in supporting integration locally and they have more exciting plans for the future. I also got a ‘My Library’ re-usable cup that I’m looking forward to using in Parliament.”
Martin Roberts from Stockport Libraries added:
“Our libraries help to bring people together in our communities, and this National Libraries Week has been a massive success in Stockport. More than 400 residents took part in the different activities, including the ‘Why I Love My Library’ session at Disability Stockport, and local businesses engaged with our marketing and social media workshops.”
To find out more about the Stockport Library service, please visit www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/libraries. Alternatively, you can call them on 0161 217 6009.