Eltham coffee hotspot Taste had been acting as an ABC Book Club drop off point for just a few weeks when local Headteacher Laura popped in to grab her caffeine fix. Laura’s school, St Thomas More on Appleton Road, had a neglected library-come-storage space with many of their books out of date and undesirable.
Taste owner, Kate, was delighted to introduce Laura to ABC, and within just a few days, the team had visited St Thomas More and hatched a plan.
Armed with a plethora of ideas from the school council, and support from the senior leadership team, ABC set to work. Enlisting the help of award-winning film and television prop and set builder, Dave Blacker, and a multitude of other local companies, the team created a magical and inspiring space for children from reception through to year 6 to enjoy. The once chaotic and dated room was gutted, redesigned and transformed into a park and nature themed haven and the brand new library, housing over 2,500 pre-loved books, was launched at the end of April.
Acorn Book Club is delighted to have been able to help this worthy local primary school and have no doubt the pupils will enjoy and be inspired by their library for years to come.