Summer reading success at Croxteth Library

A celebration was held at Croxteth Library to celebrate the high achievements of a group of very special readers.

The person-centred group from the adults with learning disabilities group based at Larkin’s Farm took part in this year’s Six Book Reading Challenge, which aims to get people to read half a dozen books during the summer holidays.

Cllr Anthony Lavelle, who handed out medals and certificates, said: “It was a privilege to present some of the certificates to the students who took part in the challenge, it was clear how much they’d enjoyed and benefited from the challenge, due to the hard work and committed from the library staff in making the summer reading challenge an interesting thing to do.”

Care centre managers Martin Lawrence, Gary Scully along with support worker Sandy Hughes said they were pleased with what their students had achieved and that reading had helped with social needs helping the students to grow in confidence, also employability skills.

Student Clare Campbell said: “I’m really proud of the way we have all worked hard to read throughout the summer.”

Categories: Community and Education.