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Kesgrave Library celebrates record number of Summer Reading Challenge finishers

PUBLISHED: 10:40 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:16 12 September 2017

The Summer Reading Challenge presentation event at Kesgrave Library

The Summer Reading Challenge presentation event at Kesgrave Library

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Hundreds of youngsters celebrated completing their Summer Reading Challenge at Kesgrave Library in a special presentation event.

Jared enjoying the crafts at Kesgrave Library's Summer Reading Challenge eventJared enjoying the crafts at Kesgrave Library's Summer Reading Challenge event

On Sunday, 325 children received their certificates – the highest ever number at Kesgrave Library, while more than 1,500 enjoyed activities throughout the day.

Iona receives her Summer Reading Challenge medal from Suffolk Libraries' chief executive Alison Wheeler at Kesgrave LibraryIona receives her Summer Reading Challenge medal from Suffolk Libraries' chief executive Alison Wheeler at Kesgrave Library

Among the day’s fun were routines from magician Mr Bean and crafts centred around this year’s challenge theme of animal agents.

Youngsters enjoying the magic show at Kesgrave Library's Summer Reading Challenge presentationYoungsters enjoying the magic show at Kesgrave Library's Summer Reading Challenge presentation

Additional book prizes were also awarded for the craft activities.

The audience enjoying the Mr Bean magic show at Kesgrave Library's Summer Reading Challenge eventThe audience enjoying the Mr Bean magic show at Kesgrave Library's Summer Reading Challenge event

The Reading Agency-backed challenge aims to get youngsters reading six books or more throughout the school summer holidays to encourage continued reading.

James receives his Summer Reading Challenge medal from Kesgrave Town Council chairman Neal Beecroft-Smith at Kesgrave LibraryJames receives his Summer Reading Challenge medal from Kesgrave Town Council chairman Neal Beecroft-Smith at Kesgrave Library

Manager of Kesgrave Library, Maggie Lusher, said: “This year’s reading challenge has been another big success.

Youngsters enjoying the fun at the Kesgrave Library Summer Reading Challenge presentationYoungsters enjoying the fun at the Kesgrave Library Summer Reading Challenge presentation

“I would like to thank all my staff for their hard work and the many volunteers who give up their free time.”

From left to right: Charlie, Eva and Adele enjoing making their own secret agents at the Kesgrave Library Summer Reading Challenge eventFrom left to right: Charlie, Eva and Adele enjoing making their own secret agents at the Kesgrave Library Summer Reading Challenge event

Kyle (left) with magician Mr Bean at the Kesgrave Library Summer Reading Challenge presentationKyle (left) with magician Mr Bean at the Kesgrave Library Summer Reading Challenge presentation

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