Prize day for best read­ers

Bray People - - News -

AS THE KIDS of Bray en­joyed their last week­end of the sum­mer, Bray Li­brary held a prize­giv­ing cer­e­mony for the marathon read­ing done by the kids over the sum­mer weeks.

Through­out the past two months the li­brary have held an Olympic Rea­dathon for chil­dren from aged five up­wards.

The aim was to read eight books or more and to write a small re­view on each book.

The younger kids could have a book read to them by their par­ents and in­stead of a writ­ten re­view they cre­atively drew a pic­ture to de­scribe each book.

On Satur­day af­ter­noon over 40 kids along with their par­ents filled the li­brary.

As the late sum­mer sun shone many gath­ered in the gar­den of the li­brary to re­ceive their gold medals and cer­tifi­cates. Lo­cal chil­dren’s au­thor and il­lus­tra­tor, Marie Burling­ton was there on the day to present the kids with their prizes.

The li­brary staff pro­vided the book­worms with some light re­fresh­ments and sweets to mark their great achieve­ment.

Through­out the day the li­brary also held its an­nual book sale.

Each year hun­dreds of books are put on sale at knock­down prices.

A large num­ber of avid read­ers popped into the li­brary dur­ing the day with many leav­ing with boxes full of their favourite books from fic­tion to non-fic­tion to chil­dren’s books.

With the shelves now clear of the old books there is plenty of room for the large load of new ti­tles ready to fill the space.

A group of the well read youngsters proudly dis­play their cer­tifi­cates at Bray Li­brary.

John, Ruth and Peter Ah­erne with their prizes.

Sanne Fen­ne­man, Dara Fen­ne­man and Eoin Blun­nie with their prizes for read­ing.

Olivia Nu­gent in the grounds of Bray Li­brary.

Amy and Alex Sher­lock with Anna Byrne at the book sale in Bray Li­brary.

Ben­jamin Moore, Alexan­der Moore, Saran Fog­a­rty and Lily Moore with their cer­tifi­cates fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful sum­mer of read­ing fun.

Maja O’Lon­er­gain picks out some bar­gains and is helped by her mum Natalie and sis­ter Sinead.

Joseph Dil­lon with his cer­tifi­cate in Bray Li­brary.

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