Reading detective stories through lockdown earned a gold medal and award for 11-year-old Megan Bishop, who finished 100 books at Budleigh Salterton Library.
The youngster celebrated achieving her Book Track award at Budleigh Library, where she was presented with a certificate and medal by the town’s deputy mayor, Councillor Mike Hilliar.
And Budleigh Town Council presented the schoolgirl with a £30 book token in recognition of her successful task.
Megan’s challenge to read 100 books included her discussing what she had read with library staff, then emailing reports when the coronavirus lockdown stopped drop-in sessions.
Jane Cordy, the town’s library supervisor, called Megan’s reading success a ‘marvellous achievement’.
In congratulating the youngster, Jane said: “Megan began Book Track in person in the library but continued sending in some wonderfully vivid Book Track reports via email during lockdown, to complete her 100 books.
“She particularly enjoyed reading detective stories and is now reading Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie.”
Book Track is a Devon library reading challenge for children.