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Bexley's bookworms rewarded at a special ceremony with the mayor
YOUNG Bexley readers were honoured at a special ceremony after completing a competition.
The children received certificates from the Bexley Mayor Councillor Sharon Massey at the event in the Civic Offices in the Broadway.
Each of the borough's 11 libraries nominated three children to represent them at the presentation after demonstrating enthusiasm for books.
A total of 4,580 young readers belonging to Bexley Libraries took part in this year’s spine tingling challenge, Creepy House.
Bexley's cabinet member for leisure and community safety, Councillor Don Massey, said: "It was a pleasure to attend and to see how much children enjoy the reading opportunities our libraries offer.
"The Summer Reading Challenge is a wonderful opportunity to nurture a love of reading from a young age and I am delighted this year has seen an increase in numbers."
Kids taking part in the project were invited to read six or more books of their choice.
The national scheme, now in its 15th year, is run by the Reading Agency and libraries to encourage children to read for pleasure over the summer holidays.
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