Monday, 29 April 2013

Piratical devices lures children

With the Ainsdale, Birkdale & Churchtown Library Group still working to try and save Southport's three threatened branch libraries, it was the main Southport Library which was under threat on Saturday when it was invaded by pirates.

The new Atkinson Library hosted a Pirates Day with more than 50 local children attending . Captain Sam Shaw (pictured with shipmate Beth Norris) led the children in a two hour festival of fun and games featuring a treasure hunt and a pirate singalong.

He said: "It was great to see so many children enjoying the new library, but not so great when they made me walk the plank!"

Captain Sam is the eldest son of my Birkdale Ward colleague Simon Shaw. Until a year ago he worked for Sefton Libraries, but left to start a History Degree at Liverpool John Moores University and hopes to become a Primary School teacher (for which he hopes that pirate costume is not compulsory all the time).

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