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Lucy, 82, is town’s champion book borrower

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WARRINGTON’S top book borrower over the past 12 months was 82-year-old Lucy Roach – who read 310 books from Penketh Library.

Her achievement was celebrated at a special ceremony at Warrington Central Library when she was presented a book token from Cllr Tony Higgins, the borough council’s cabinet member for leisure and community.

The borough’s 12 top borrowers – ages ranging from 12 to 82 – were at the ceremony and each received a book token

The prize-winners and their family and friends then enjoyed refreshments and a slice of a special book-themed cake, which was decorated with the words ‘a book is a gift you can open again and again’.

In total the number of books read by the top dozen borrowers was 2,659 – on average 221 books per person.

Chris Everett, LiveWire Community Librarian, said: “It was lovely to be able to welcome some of our most loyal library customers and thank them in person for supporting their local library.

“Everyone enjoyed the celebration event with their friends and family and it was so nice hearing feedback about how much their library means to them. We look forward to welcoming them all back to their local library soon. We hope this will inspire lots of new readers through our doors in 2020.”

For more information on LiveWire libraries visit www.livewirewarrington.co.uk/libraries

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