Six-year-old Eve achieves Budleigh Salterton Library’s first Book Track in lockdown

Avid reader Eve Evans, aged six, has won praise for achieving Budleigh Salterton Library’s first Book Track during lockdown.

The youngster completed the reading challenge of 100 books while staying at home.

Because of social distancing rules, the schoolgirl had her gold Book Track badge and certificate delivered to her home, instead of being presented with the awards at the library.



Eve with her gold badge and certificate.

Jane Cordy, library supervisor, said: “Very well done to Eve for carrying on reading and enjoying her books, and for completing Book Track behind closed doors.”

She added: “As Eve is our first Book Track finisher during lockdown, her gold badge and certificate were delivered safely to her house and her mum sent us in a lovely photo.

“Book Track is a Devon Libraries’ reading scheme for children which normally involves the children taking part to read their books and then discuss them with staff at their local library.

“With all library buildings closed since the end of March, staff – and children taking part – have been continuing Book Track by email.”

Keen reader Eve achieved her Book Track reading stories written by her favourite authors, Linda Chapman, Catherine Coe and Betty G Birney.

She ‘has absolutely loved’, and is still reading, The Magic Animal Friends series by Daisy Meadows.

To contact Budleigh Library, email


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