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The love of reading hits new heights

STORY: Amelia Webster, eight, took her love of reading to new heights.
STORY: Amelia Webster, eight, took her love of reading to new heights. Contributed

SOMERSET residents have gone to great heights in their quest to take reading to the extreme.

Amelia Webster, eight, literally took her love of reading to new heights as part of an Extreme Reading Competition organised by Somerset Regional Council.

Her efforts were rewarded with a $100 Amazon voucher. She was one of three winners.

Bryson Kerr and Jayde Wakefield each won a $100 Amazon voucher for their unique entries.

Bryson, eight, was pictured reading his favourite book while riding a go-kart down a driveway and Jayde, seven, enjoyed reading while hanging upside down from a jungle gym.

The competition run through Somerset Libraries throughout February, March and April, was about encouraging more people to read and enjoy the abundance of services libraries offer.

Somerset mayor Graeme Lehmann judged the entries and said it was fantastic to see so many people, especially young people, enjoying books.

"There were some really creative entries and it was a tough competition to judge," he said.

"At the end of the day, it's all a bit of fun and it's about getting people, especially young people, to enjoy reading."

Somerset regional librarian Caroline Smith said she was pleased with the amount of entries received.

"Somerset Libraries are always looking for new ways to encourage the community to read more and this competition was just one way of achieving this goal," Ms Smith said.

"The competition has hopefully highlighted to residents that you can enjoy a good book anywhere and at anytime."

To find out more about the services on offer at Somerset Libraries visit somerset.qld.gov.au.

Topics:  somerset regional council




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