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Free books are a big hit at Grove Hill community event

11 Apr 2014

Grove Hill

Over 100 Middlesbrough residents of all ages flocked to Grove Hill’s fun-packed community event during the Easter holidays on 7 April where visitors were eager to get their hands on free books donated by the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign.

Organised by Erimus Housing, a farmyard bus, Easter treasure hunt, bouncy castle and DJ-ing workshops all kept guests entertained during the lively event which had children, parents and grandparents becoming the proud owners of new books by authors like Jez Alborough and Daisy Meadows which they can read together. Reading together helps instill a love of books in children which improves their literacy and is also a great bonding activity for families.

Lyndsey Coe, Neighbourhood Manager at Erimus Housing said:

“We are really happy to be supporting the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign and we were delighted that the event saw lots of lovely books fly out the boxes which we hope will be enjoyed again and again by our family residents.” 

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