Children’s author Steven Butler came to Manor Primary School in Uckfield on Friday to relaunch the library there.
Pupils were invited from each year group to help him snip a ribbon to declare it open.
Steven also gave a talk about his latest book The Nothing to See Here Hotel and told how he was a slow learner when it came to reading.
He told Uckfield News: “I was practically illiterate until I was ten and it’s good for children to know that, especially as I am now making a living as a writer. It just takes longer for some children to learn.”
Stephen’s first book The Wrong Pong, was published in 2011 and the latest book is his 21st.
The Nothing to See Here Hotel is the second in a series and he will soon be starting the third. It is about a magical hotel for magical creatures where weird is normal for Frankie Banister and his parents who run the hotel.
Stephen is also an actor and enjoys performing. He also loves to cook.
The Manor library has been stocked for relaunch by Sophie Whensley and Beccie Rawlins.
The library is keeping its old name, The Lighthouse Keepers Library, because when it was originally opened illustrator David Armitage, who created the images for The Lighthouse Keepers series of books, painted a scene for one of the walls.
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