Have you been to Lincoln Central Library recently?
It’s not our local branch so we only pop in every now and then when we’re in the right area of the city at the right time.
But we were definitely rewarded in our latest visit when we wandered around the corner to the children’s area and discovered a castle!
Wander around the castle itself and you’ll still be looking for an adult-sized entrance as it’s designed specifically for younger readers.
(Older readers just need to be able to crouch down otherwise, as one member of the library staff who told us it was only recently installed said, “It’s really good but it can be difficult to get them back out when it’s time to go!”)
If you do make it inside you can find shelves of books, DVDs and… dressing up clothes!
And, if it does take a while for your little sister to re-emerge from the wooden fortress, there are plenty of comfy cushions and colouring activities to use whilst you wait.
Lincoln Central Library is in Free School Lane, Lincon, LN2 1EZ.