Summer Reading Challenge 2017
We presented awards to creative children, who designed book covers in a council competition. The theme for this year’s Aberdeenshire Council’s Summer Reading Challenge was books and illustrations.
Youngsters often read less during the summer holidays. Our summer reading challenge encourages young people to read. Children receive a sticker for each book they read and a book after reading six or more.
As well as the reading challenge, our libraries also run a creative competition, and this year children were given the task of designing a new book cover. They were allowed to draw, paint or use collage when creating their illustration.
Three winners were selected from each library, then an overall winner and two runners-up were chosen from the local prize winners:
- 0-4 year-old category - Ruaridh Cameron, Newmachar Library, who illustrated the book cover of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- 5-8 years old category - Chloe Murray, Kemnay Library, chose Little Stars by Jacqueline Wilson
- 9 years old plus category and overall winner - Lucy McManus, Portsoy Library, opted for Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson