The Kittiwake Trust
The Kittiwake Trust became a CIO on 26 January 2016 with charity number 1165318.
writer and speaker Michael Rosen
Borderline Books remains an ever-growing project and one which we invite people to replicate all around the country. In addition we run a multilingual library in Newcastle upon Tyne. This grew out of a chance remark by a volunteer, that Borderline Books had more books in more languages than the universities in Newcastle have. From that moment we stopped giving those books away and began to work on building a library. The library currently contains in excess of 20,000 books in 102 languages.
STOP PRESS! The library, having just been awarded Library of Sanctuary status, is being made homeless.
We seek Sanctuary!
As far as we are aware, our library is almost unique in the UK. There is a Multilingual Library Scotland, a Multilingual Children's library as part of the Public Library in Sheffield and we know that Coventry is in the process of building a Multilingual Library there. We will be happy to support any and all of these projects in whatever way we can. We have already donated duplicate copies to both existing projects.
Professor David Crystal is patron of the Kittiwake Trust Multilingual |Library.