This year’s borough-wide “A Library Card for Every Child” initiative, is now in its fourth year. Our school has received a delivery of children’s library cards and explanatory leaflets for parents/guardians, including details of how to “activate the card”, information about the benefits of library membership and about the forthcoming Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival (14-21 October). This year, the cards are of a limited edition design, highlighting the visit of Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s diplodocus, to Rochdale’s Number One Riverside, from February to June next year. We will be sending these home with all our Year 1 children. Please check your child’s school bag.