Reading scheme for children

DEDICATED young people are being rewarded for commitment they show to reading. Children aged six and upwards will receive a badge from Topsham Library as a mark of achievement for reaching 100 books. Sue Parr, senior assistant librarian, said the initiati

DEDICATED young people are being rewarded for commitment they show to reading.

Children aged six and upwards will receive a badge from Topsham Library as a mark of achievement for reaching 100 books.

Sue Parr, senior assistant librarian, said the initiative had been running for more than 15 years.

She added: "It is a successful scheme. The children can select any book they want, either fiction or non-fiction, and then comment on them. It gives them reading to do outside of school."

The scheme is ongoing and is run across all libraries in the area.