Our next committee member is Linda Colllingwood, Library Manager at Finham Park School.
“Coventry secondary school librarians are tremendously thankful we have such a proactive and supportive Schools Library Service, so when its head Joy Court asked us to attend a first meeting to discuss the inauguration of a new Coventry book festival, of course, we said yes.
Little did I know that several months later one or two of us would be experiencing just a few anxious moments and a couple of sleepless nights immediately prior to the start of a highly successful week of exciting book events which was Literally………Coventry 2012.
What’s more, we’re doing it all over again for 2013!
As a librarian, much of my job satisfaction comes from knowing l sometimes reach the right child at the right time with a book that sparks or reignites their love for reading. That spark will stay with them forever. What better way to reach more children and adults than with a whole week of wonderful events to celebrate reading and literature?”