The Downham library Summer Reading Challenge has been encouraging children to pick up a book or six in their holidays.
Those who read six books in six weeks are awarded a medal.
One young reader, however, has some competition from an unlikely source. Her father.
Daniel Kirchen, of Downham, remembers taking part in the reading challenge when he was a boy. He said: “I remember carrying a horrendous amount of books home with me after every library visit. I did the challenge every year for five years, and I think that’s partly why I enjoy reading so much now.”
The reading gene seems to have has been passed on, as Daniel’s daughter Chelsea, nine, got dad take her to the library to sign up after hearing about it at school. So hopefully, Chelsea will have medals of her own.
Pictured above are Daniel and Chelsea at the library. To find out more about the challenge, contact the library on 01366 383073. MLNF13AM08451