Tall tales at Wexford Library

Amy Lewis

Published 13/10/2015 | 00:00

Aaron Towers from Cork Circus, The World's Tallest Storyteller
Aaron Towers from Cork Circus, The World's Tallest Storyteller
Aaron Towers from Cork Circus, The World's Tallest Storyteller, at the Summer Reading Challenge finale in Wexford Library

This year's Summer Reading Challenge ended with plenty of tall tales as the world's tallest storyteller paid a visit to Wexford Library.

Aaron Towers took time out from his busy job at Cork Circus to quite literally preside over the end of reading challenge award ceremony.

Being the world's tallest storyteller his visit was fitting, as this year's challenge theme was Record Breakers.

Each child received a medal and a certificate on the day to signify their completion of the Summer Reading Challenge.

The aim of the challenge is to encourage young people to keep up their reading over the summer months, with each child being tasked with reading at least six books during the holidays.

According to Clare Kelly from Wexford Library, the staff also like to encourage children to challenge themselves with a longer, more difficult book.

This year, 500 children signed up for the challenge with over two-thirds of those managing to complete it.

Many of these children joined with Aaron for the ceremony, which Clare said was a fun-filled day.

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