Young library readers praised by children’s author

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Young readers have celebrated their achievements at Boston Library with a special visit from a popular children’s author.

Georgia Twynham, writer of award-winning fantasy series The Thirteenth, paid homage to the 101 youngsters who completed this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at the library.

Alison Wade, from the library, said: “Young people across Lincolnshire took on the challenge with such enthusiasm this year – but Boston’s efforts really shone through.

“More than 100 youngsters from in and around the town reached the six-book target and that’s so important in terms of literacy skills.

“Many congratulations go to everyone who took part.”

The theme for 2015’s Summer Reading Challenge will be based on The Guinness Book of Records.

The yearly challenge inspires children and young people to enjoy up to six books during the school holidays, while working through a series of targets and rewards based on a fun theme.

This year’s theme was Mythical Maze, which introduced youngsters to fantastical creatures from mythology. Library staff dressed up as dragons and Medusa as part of the fun.

All reached the six-book target at Boston Library – more than any other Tier 1 library in Lincolnshire.