Kids consume over two hundred books intwo weeks

| 12/08/2010

(CNS): Book worms Chrisann Haughton and Kody Wright gobbled up a record-making 246 books – in only two weeks during the Cayman Islands Public Library Service’s summer reading challenge. Nine-year-old Chrisann ploughed through 164 books making her the top overall reader and the girls highest reader while eleven-year-old Kody read 82 books and was the highest reading boy. The youngsters took home gift certificates for swimming lessons, sponsored by Fitness Connection.

The challenge was part of the library’s recently concluded Make a Splash – Read! summer reading programme. This year, it attracted more than 250 children to Cayman’s six public libraries. During the programme, participants were treated to enlightening talks about sharks, turtles, surfing, and Cayman’s environment, and attended field trips including a Nautilus Submarine dive, and a Boatswain’s Beach visit. 
“Many individuals and businesses in the Cayman Islands community generously gave prizes, amazing discounts, and snacks. Many others too took the time to either listen to the children read, or just sit and read with them,” said Acting Library Director Juliet Lawson.
Community Librarian Deborah Powery-Zureigat said the kids only had the opportunity to borrow good books, but to see positive adults in their community who value reading.
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