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Southwold youngsters take up record breakers challenge

PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 October 2015

Southwold library summer reading challeneg presenation.

Southwold library summer reading challeneg presenation.

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Southwold youngsters received medals and certificates for completing this year's summer reading challenge.

The theme this year was ‘record breakers’, with each child required to read more than six books in six weeks over the summer holidays.

The Southwold Library presentation last Friday, September 25 was made by Michael Ladd, district and county councillor for the area.

Mr Ladd said: “Southwold Library is one of those great libraries which are more than just a library. It is a community hub. Congratulations to all the children and thank you to the volunteers for your help.”

Reydon resident Sarah Burrage, 34, whose children Lily and James both completed the challenge, said: “The challenge is really good for the children and they always enjoy doing it. We regularly attend the library and have taken part in the Reading Challenge for the last few years.”

Charlotte Clark, Southwold Library manager, added: “The aim of the challenge is to encourage children to keep reading during the summer holidays. “This year we had 160 children complete the challenge in Southwold which is really good. I would like to thank all our volunteers as we couldn’t do it without you.”

■ If you are interested in finding out more about activities and events held at Southwold Library please visit www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/branches/southwold-library or call 01502 722519.

■ Have you got a Southwold story? Call George Ryan on 01502 525832 or email george.ryan@archant.co.uk

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