Children enjoy breakfast in Sandwell libraries

Published 23rd February 2018

Blake and Dawson eating breakfast

Hundreds of children in Sandwell have been given their breakfast during February half-term as part of "Cereal Readers" scheme.

Children at Blackheath library tucked into their breakfast and then took part in activities provided by library volunteers and the Murray Hall Trust. The scheme has also run at Glebefields library in Tipton, Rounds Green library in Oldbury and Stone Cross library in West Bromwich.

Cereal Readers is a library initiative in which children and their parents are invited to share a bowl of cereal and a glass of fruit juice as they take part in book related activities at the library during school holidays.

All the refreshments have been provided by local supermarkets and other community groups and all the sessions are run by library volunteers and it has proven popular with local families.

Councillor Simon Hackett, cabinet member for children's services said: "It's great to see so many children are enjoying 'Cereal Readers' and visiting libraries during the school holidays. 

"We do lots to encourage parents and carers to take their children to libraries and having a breakfast on offer for the children is a great incentive."

"We are putting plans in place so we can provide the scheme during the Easter school holidays to more libraries in Sandwell."