Owls captain Glenn Loovens last week helped open the doors to a new Sheffield primary school library and took part in a special occasion to mark the opening of the reading facility.
Glenn went along to the opening ceremony of the Brunswick Community School’s new state of the art library and spoke to the pupils during their whole school assembly about books he liked to read when he was their age and discussed about his career as a footballer.
The library refurbishment is part of a plan to try to promote reading for pleasure among pupils. The school has turned an old IT classroom into a brand-new facility, complete with cosy nooks to read in and bright furniture, rugs and beanbags.
Hundreds of new books, provided by the Sheffield Library Service and handpicked by the youngsters, will be available in the library.
Jo Brennan, assistant headteacher, said: “We want to create a buzz about reading and we have something that is really engaging for the children. It was great to have Glenn there and he spoke well about his experiences of reading.”
Glenn said: “It was a pleasure to help open the library and see how happy the kids were! The new facility looks great and I hope everyone enjoys it for years to come.”