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Bromley bookworms awarded for summer reading challenge

PUBLISHED: 06:00 07 October 2013

These youngsters in Bromley were among the 6,600 who took part in the challenge nationally.

These youngsters in Bromley were among the 6,600 who took part in the challenge nationally.

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Young bookworms were handed certificates to celebrate completing a national reading challenge at an awards ceremony in Bromley last week.

The Creepy House book challenge required kids to read six or more books during the summer holidays, with posters and stickers handed out every time they finished a read of their choice.

More than 6,600 young readers took park this year, an increase on last year’s numbers by more than 10 per cent.

Those who read six or more received a medal, as well as their certificate.

Cllr Peter Morgan, executive for renewal and recreation, said: “This year’s record shows that our young residents know how exciting books can be and that libraries are at the very heart of our communities.

“A good book can bring real pleasure and reading can set you up with the skills you need for life. We look forward to seeing our young readers in the library throughout the rest of the year, not just the summer holidays.”

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