Char­ity opens up a new chap­ter for young read­ers

Fur­ni­ture Mar­ket gift al­lows school to stock up on books

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Lor­can Lovett lor­can.lovett@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

YOUNG book worms opened up ex­cit­ing new reads thanks to a char­ity gift.

St Joseph’s Fur­ni­ture Mar­ket do­nated funds to Chal­font St Peter Com­mu­nity Li­brary which used the money to buy new books.

The li­brary now has the com­plete il­lus­trated set of Dis­ney’s Frozen books and an edited, sim­pli­fied ver­sion of Padding­ton, to the de­light of three-year- old Harry Evans. Li­brary vol­un­teer Karen Dick­son said: “When­ever we host vis­its from lo­cal schools, we ask the pupils what they are cur­rently read­ing, and we make a point of try­ing to buy what­ever is most popular.

“Last year, the David Wal­liams books were al­ways in de­mand, as well as the DVD adap­ta­tion of his first book, Gangsta Granny, which we also have. The Boy in the Dress was shown on the BBC over Christ­mas and that has brought in boys

ask­ing to

Harry Evans finds Padding­ton, at Chal­font St Peter Com­mu­nity Li­brary. Above right, Louis Evans reads the Tom Gates se­ries read other books by the same au­thor.”

The Tom Gates se­ries by Liz Pi­chon has also been a hit at the li­brary.

Mrs Dick­son added: “We ini­tially bought the se­ries on the rec­om­men­da­tion of young reader Tom Evans, who de­scribed it as ‘the most fun book I have ever read’. We have since had to buy more copies as they are so in de­mand.”

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