Children’s library re-opens in time for the 2017 Summer Reading Scheme

24 July 2017

Penarth’s children’s library has re-opened with more than 11,000 books available to borrow. 

 Having a go at mixing paints with Pedal Emporium’s paint bikes
A temporary children’s library has been in place open on the ground floor, but after almost six months of maintenance works, it is now open for everyone to enjoy.  

Animal Agents is the theme for this year’s summer reading scheme, with the aim to encourage children to read six books over the summer holidays, with stickers and small prizes as rewards.


Children’s author Mike Church was at the re-launch on Thursday July 20, along with paint bikes from Pedal Emporium, who work to create pedal power bicycle generators.



Children mixed different colour paints in a drum attached to each paint bike, before taking it in turns to pedal as fast as they could to create their very own masterpiece.

 Children’s Author Mike Church and Maya Sandhu
Events such as Tots treasure and Rhyme and Sign will be hosted at the library this summer after moving to Pier Pavilion during the renovations.

A new Baby Latte Club will meet at the library and will offer new mothers help and advice on breast feeding.






Councillor Bob Penrose, Cabinet Member for Learning and Culture, who attended the re-opening, said:
“It’s wonderful that this children’s library can open in time for the Summer Reading Scheme, as this and so many other events are great opportunities for children to  read during the summer holidays.
“Well done to everyone involved in working on the re-opening, and the new events are a great way to get more people involved in the community.”