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Andy Cope and Spy Dog open the library

Andy Cope and Spy DogAuthor Andrew Cope officially opened Castle Donington Community Library and brought along ┬áthe famous Spy Dog – the inspiration for his most successful series of children’s books.

He wished the library luck for the future and said he was pleased that it had been saved from funding cuts. And he praised the team of volunteers who are keeping it open.

Cutting the ribbonAs part of the official launch he cut a ribbon and sliced into a book-shaped cake before talking to children and adults attending the event.

Children were asked to design their own spy animal and Andy presented each entrant with a signed copy of one of his books, which also include the series Spy Cat, Spy Pup and Raccoon Rampage.

After the official opening library customers were treated to a buffet , drinks and slices of cake to celebrate the takeover from he county council.