Creative Briefs- Book Wall Sculpture

We're delighted to have received this document from Hull Schools Library Service today. Thanks for the lovely feedback Kay!

The Hull Schools Library Service has been in existence since the 1950’s providing books and curriculum linked resources to primary and secondary schools in Hull, to support the teachers, and to enrich the children’s love of reading for both educational requirements and reading for pleasure. It started out in the James Reckitt library on Holderness Road, but has moved to various venues and is currently based in the old Methodist church on the corner of Baker Street.

The schools buy into the service annually and receive well over £10,000 worth of resources throughout the year. We are always looking at new ways to promote the service to make every school aware of who we are and what we offer.

We were contacted by Jason Bowers from Creative Briefs as he wanted to use some of our books for a sculpture design that would link in with the Hull City of Culture and with the history of the building to its current use.  Jason saw this as a great opportunity to work with Hull Libraries and to help promote the Schools Library Service by building a wall sculpture using 564 withdrawn library books. This was on display outside the church for one day.  This brought great media coverage with Hull Libraries tweeting and Hull Daily Mail attending. It was a fantastic opportunity for the promotion of the library service.

Creative Briefs have taken this one step further by working with children from primary schools to design flags and paint them onto the spines of the books used in the wall sculpture. This is just one example of how they use materials from past projects to create new and exciting ideas to get everyone involved.  The sculpture will be reassembled and displayed in the central library when completed towards the end of the year. The Schools Library Service has supplied the schools with books to help support this event and bring it to life.

Jason and his team are full of enthusiasm and their creative skills draw you in and excite both adults as well as the children.