Aragon Primary School in Morden has opened its library doors to the public as part of Central Government’s Extended School Status Initiative.
The Merton Library and Heritage Service is providing the public library facilities in an effort to promote reading and a love of books to people of all ages.
The Extended School Status Initiative involves primary and secondary schools offering extra services and activities to students, their families and the local community.
Operating as a pilot programme, the library service will work alongside other initiatives at Aragon Primary School such as a toy library and a toddler group and is expected to benefit both parents with very young children as well as the elderly. Reading stock has been targeted towards both of these groups after the school surveyed parents and local residents about desired facilities in the area and a public library service headed the list.
Andrew Judge, Leader of Merton Council, said:
‘This exciting initiative will see Aragon Primary School and Merton Library and Heritage Service working together to provide a public library facility as part of the Extended School Status pilot which will benefit local residents who can not regularly visit other local libraries. I hope people take the most of the opportunity and use it.”
The Aragon Primary School Library is open to the public on Tuesdays, 10am-7pm (closed between 2pm and 3pm) and Fridays, 9am-4pm (closed between 12 noon and 1pm) and has a large range of books to borrow including titles from children, adult, talking and large print categories.
Visitors to the school (in Aragon Road) should follow the signs towards the separate entrance of the library.