Council rewards winners of Merton’s first Easter Reader competition


Five of Merton’s young readers have won prizes for the council’s first ever Easter Reader competition at Morden Library.

Morden Library

Winners receiving their prizes at Morden Library

One hundred and thirteen children aged 4-12 took up the challenge to read four books over their two-week Easter holiday with 69 completing all four. The names of all those who completed their books were entered into a prize draw.

At a special event in Morden Library, the winners were presented with WHSmith vouchers. First prize was £25 and the four runner-up prizes were £10 each. The vouchers were donated by Morden-based South London Stationers and the Morden Islamic Community Centre.

Merton Council’s director for community and housing Simon Williams said: “It’s always great to see our young people enjoying the huge variety of books our libraries have to offer. Reading is a wonderful way of discovering new worlds and expanding knowledge. Congratulations to these five young people for their dedication to reading over the Easter holidays and a big thank you must go to South London Stationers and the Morden Islamic Community Centre for providing the prizes.”