Morrisons have set up a new ‘book swap’ scheme for local children, following a suggestion from Canterbury author Rebecca Smith.
The scheme which has been put in place as a push to boost reading and literacy skills amongst young children, will be set up in all UK stores as early as this week.
According to KentOnline, David Potts, the Morrisons CEO, said:
“The past year has been extremely difficult for everyone and we want to help as much as we can. We know that our younger customers love reading but some may not have access to books of their own.”
“That’s why we’re launching the Morrisons Little Library – so every child has the chance to enjoy reading and brighten their future.”
Rebecca Smith who inspired the “Little library’ scheme approached Morrisons in the hope that this scheme could make books available to all children regardless of their situation at home.
Fortunately it appears that the scheme Rebecca inspired will be coming to life very soon.
As ‘Little Library’ which will be in stores as early as this week will see shoppers bring in their unwanted books to one of Morrisons donation and exchange stations, ready for a new child to take home and enjoy for free.
However it appears that “Little Library’ isn’t the only thing Morrison’s has up their sleeve, as new reports have stated that they will also be launching their very own book, Cedric the seed, which will be distributed to schools and local community groups.
This will ensure that all children both in Canterbury and the rest of the UK will have the opportunity to read for free.