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