Pupils from Nook Lane Junior School, Stannington, all winners in the school’s Nooker Prize poetry competition, visited Stannington Library to read their work to an audience of parents, grandparents and library users.

Competition organiser Phil Walsh, who teaches English at Nook Lane, said, “It was a great experience for the children to be able to perform their work in a public space like Stannington Library in front of an audience mostly unknown to them. On behalf of everyone at Nook Lane, I would like to thank the volunteers who made the event possible, who welcomed us so warmly and without whom Stannington Library would simply not be there anymore.”

STAND (Stannington & District Library Group) was formed in 2013 after two public meetings that explored the issues raised by Sheffield City Council’s announced withdrawal of formal support for Stannington Library. Since then, the group has been formalised, a committee was formed and teams of volunteers were recruited