Budleigh Library praises ‘brilliant’ young readers Sean and Nico for achieving Book Track awards

Young readers have been celebrated at Budleigh Salterton Library for their ‘brilliant’ Book Track achievements.

Youngster Sean wore his Batman mask when Budleigh mayor, Councillor Mike Hilliar, presented his gold badge and certificate.


Cllr Mike Hilliar, Budleigh mayor, presented Sean with his certificate and gold badge.
Photo: Budleigh Salterton Library.

Congratulations also went to seven-year-old Nico Arranz Marcote, who wore the mayor’s official chain of office after receiving his Book Track award.

Both boys each read- and discussed  – 100 books to complete the challenge.


Nico tried on the mayor’s chain for size during his Book Track award presentation.
Photo: Budleigh Salterton Library.

The pair received their awards prior to the latest coronavirus lockdown measures.

Jane Cordy, Budleigh library supervisor, said: “We are so impressed with each individual achievement, especially during these challenging times.”

The children each read 100 books, discussing every one with library staff over the phone or by email.

Sean said his favourite books were Megaboy, by Ian Cunliffe, telling the story of an extraordinary boy who lives in an ordinary house on a normal street.

Jane said Sean had done ‘extraordinarily well’, finishing the challenge.

Nico, who started Book Track in February 2020, read most of his books after the library closed because of the pandemic.

Jane said of Nico’s ‘’brilliant achievement’: “He would send in regular informative, fun and interesting reports by email for staff to read and reply.

“Nico read a wonderful variety of books, including many factual ones, and would often mention friends or teachers that he thought might enjoy the same books he had.”

  • Budleigh Salterton Library is offering a book collection service amid the second coronavirus lockdown.

There is also a delivery service available for those unable to leave their home.

For more information, and help, call 01395 443245 or email on budleigh.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

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