Prize day for best readers
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.