Summer Reading Challenge: Number of Books Read Goes Up

In this year's district Summer Reading Challenge almost 5,000 more books were read than in 2014.

The annual event is run by The Reading Agency and was this year supported by Guinness World Records. It is designed to encourage young people to read more. In all 78,481 books were borrowed from Central Bedfordshire Libraries, to beat last year's total of 73,553.

Altogether, 5,289 children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge in the district, and all were entered into a prize draw. One winner from each library was then invited to a prize-giving event attended by local MP, Andrew Selous, at Luton’s Stockwood Discovery Centre on Saturday.

Storyteller Philippa Tipper read to the children from A Word in Edgeways at the event. Additionally, a cheque for £1,083 from sponsors PMP Recruitment was handed to the Keech Cottage Children’s Charity to go towards the costs of an Angel (nurse).

Cllr Budge Wells, Deputy Executive Member for Community Services, said: “Congratulations to the winners and all the children who took part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge. It certainly seems fitting that the Record Breakers theme has inspired fantastic participation numbers, with thousands more books read than last year."

The local winner for Houghton Regis Library was Harmony King, aged 10, and for Dunstable Library, Harry Athsine, aged six.

For more information about library services in Central Bedfordshire, visit http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/ or jump straight to Houghton Regis library.

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