Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Reading Agency MyVoice Libronauts Welcome The Edge Authors to Padgate Library, Warrington

On Friday a contingent of Edge authors arrived in Warrington to meet up with The Libronauts at Padgate Library. Part of The Reading Agency MyVoice initiative, The Libronauts are made up of pupils from Lysander High School in Padgate and meet every Tuesday in their Reading Hub, appropriately dubbed The Launch Pad! 
We were delighted when they contacted the Edge and asked if we would be interested in taking part in two panel discussions involving students from Lysander and other local schools.
The Libronauts were involved in the planning and running of the events and were great hosts. We had a brilliant day. Here are a few of the highlights …

The Libronauts and the Edge (l-r)
Tasha, Arwel, Andrew, Paula, Tom, Sara, Chloe, Jade,
The Silver Skull of Truth, Alex, Dan, Dave, Bryony, Jake.
(Thanks to James for taking the photo)

Edge authors Sara Grant, Bryony Pearce, Paula Rawsthorne and Dave Cousins
contemplating The Silver Skull of Truth

The infamous Edge Graffiti Wall

Bryony in Jazz Hands pose!

"My Voice has changed my life in lots of ways. It's definitely something I've enjoyed. It's been an inspiration for me." Tom

Paula and The Skull holding court.

Dave acting out a scene from his book.

Happiness is a signed copy of Angel's Fury!

Can't ask for better feedback than that.

The Libronauts even designed us a new Edge logo

"My Voice has given us opportunities we never would have had." James, Young Library Champion

Edge books on display on The Launch Pad bookshelf

The arrival of new book beanbags caused much excitement. 
Jade and Tasha try them out.

The Libronauts and Mission Controllers, Chris and Claire.

Bidding a fond farewell to The Libronauts we headed across town to Waterstones in Warrington for a book signing. Thanks to all the staff for making us so welcome and to everybody who stopped to have a chat and enter our competition.
Congratulations to the winner: Ash Shaw. 
Your prize should be on its way to you soon, Ash.

In Warrington Waterstones with Hugo the Bear.

For more information on The Reading Agency MyVoice project visit their website or Facebook page. Follow The Reading Agency on Twitter at @readingagency.

Follow The Libronauts on Twitter @LaunchPadWeb1

Follow Waterstones Warrington on Twitter @WaterstonesWire

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