A MOTHER-of-two is looking for book donations to set up a pop-up children’s library.

Kerri Burbidge, who has two sons aged three and six, wants to run a monthly event in Stoneclough or Ringley, where children can read and take out books, as well as meet other youngsters.

She said: “When I was growing up, there used to be a mobile library in Kearsley that people looked forward to using.

“All of that has gone now and although both Farnworth and Bolton libraries are wonderful, it’s encouraging to have these things on your doorstep.

“My six-year-old absolutely loves reading as well, he reads every night. His favourites are Roald Dahl and David Walliams, so it will be nice for him to share his favourite books with other children.”

Miss Burbidge is looking for book and cash donations to get the project off the ground.

So far, books by authors such as Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo and Enid Blyton have been donated.

“We had our first box dropped off by a local mum and a few more people have said they’re going to have a clear out,” she said.

“I’ve raised £150 since yesterday as well so I’m going to try and buy as many as I can from charity shops.

“Buying books is an addiction of mine and we’ve got loads so I’ll be donating some as well.”

A venue has not yet been agreed but Miss Burbidge is hoping it will be somewhere in Ringley.

Book donations can be made at the Market Street Tavern. To donate financially, visit www.facebook.com/donate/354206518626527.