Six Books, 140 winners

Last week, Charing Cross Library hosted the South Westminster Libraries Six Book Challenge award ceremony. The participants were congratulated and presented with certificates by People’s Choice Book Prize nominee Davina Elliott. The writer of Chewing the scenery and Storming the stage encouraged all in attendance to keep reading and was impressed by the enthusiasm for reading from both tutors and participants.

Peter Warren and Davina Elliott at the South Westminster Six Book Challenge prizegiving, Charing Cross Library July 2013

This year about 140 people participated in the 6 Book Challenge in this area, from various institutions including Migrants Resource Centre, Chinese Centre, Westminster Adult Education Service and Westminster Kingsway College. All left with Certificates and copies of Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles, kindly donated by publisher Random House.

Peter Warren and Davina Elliott at the South Westminster Six Book Challenge prizegiving, Charing Cross Library July 2013Peter Warren received the award of Tutor of the Year (South Westminster). Peter signed up 46 students to the Challenge. Some of his students read a lot more than 6 books – including Sui Pai Cheong and Tham Kong Cheong who read 40 books together for this year’s Challenge. Sui Pai said that “the Challenge got us reading again and now we won’t stop”.

Karin Klotz of Westminster Kingsway College received the award of Coordinator of the Year (South Westminster). She also picked up the award of Institution of the Year (South Westminster) on behalf of the College. The College enrolled 70 students for this year’s Challenge.

Congratulations to all the participants and a big Thank You to librarians Malcolm and Nick who have worked hard on the Challenge at both Charing Cross and Victoria Libraries.

[Luigi]

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