07 March 2019

It's World Book Day and were saying hello to our ‘Lending Library’.

The concept, which has arrived in perfect time for World Book Day, will be a permanent fixture in the shopping centre throughout 2019 and invites shoppers to enjoy the gift of literature by borrowing and enjoying a free book from the bookcart, which will be located in the centre of the mall beside the Customer Service desk.

Avid bookworms can look on the concept as a community library where they can donate books for others to enjoy, exchange them one-for-one and lend them to read at home too. Books can also be taken and read in one of Rushmere’s many coffee shops or comfortable and leisurely relaxation areas across the mall.

It is hoped that the ‘Lending Library’ will see new customers and their families from neighbouring areas, along with regular Rushmere shoppers and of all ages and interests, sharing their favourite literature titles to create a community hub for people to connect and converse.

Not only does the concept create an additional recreational outlet for the local community to enjoy, it also offers the Centre’s retail and operations staff a rewarding and worthwhile experience to switch-off on their breaks.

The concept was launched by Rushmere Shopping Centre Manager, Martin Walsh, who was joined by local bookworms Alex (aged 4) and Abigail (aged 9). 

Commenting on the arrival of the new bookcart, Centre Manager Martin Walsh said: “As a self-proclaimed bookworm with a special interest in non-fiction titles, I am especially excited by this new activation on mall. The ‘Lending Library’ is an ideal fit with a number of Rushmere’s values, from creating a sense of community to making the Centre a great place to work. We are looking forward to seeing shoppers enjoy the concept over the coming weeks and months and encourage them to donate their own titles as much as they wish.”

Rushmere’s ‘Lending Library’ will take pride of place beside the Customer Service desk in the Centre’s main mall ahead of World Book Day (7th March).

For more information on the Centre’s full offering and recreational initiatives, visit rushmereshopping.com or find Rushmere Shopping Centre on Facebook and @rushmere_sc on Instagram.

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