Charity opens up a new chapter for young readers
Furniture Market gift allows school to stock up on books
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
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.”