Media Release: Moray Council set to revisit annual reading challenge for children


MORAY Council’s libraries service is about to launch its annual autumn reading challenge for children, Made In Scotland.

Designed to showcase books set in Scotland and books written by Scots and those living in Scotland, it is open to all children of school age who must borrow and read four eligible titles during October and the first fortnight in November.

The selection is staggering and includes books by many of the authors who have appeared at successive Spirit of Moray book festivals.

Senior librarian, Jane Sandell, said: “Made In Scotland is now a well-established event on the libraries’ calendar and every year more and more young people take part.

“There is so much excellent writing coming out of Scotland these days, as well as a wealth of writing from the past. This challenge truly offers something for everyone, whatever their preferred genres.”

Children can register to take part at any Moray Council library and everyone who completes the challenge will be invited to an exclusive author event with Vivian French, at which they will be presented with their prizes.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.


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