Council Chair hosts young book reader for Tea!

8th November 2022

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The Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Barry McElduff, recently hosted young Holly Noble, an avid reader, and her family for Tea With the Chair to congratulate her on completing a Summer Reading Challenge.

Holly, aged 8, read 48 books over the summer holidays as part of the reading challenge and she continues to love reading.  As well as reading, Holly enjoys writing stories and she was a finalist in BBC’s Two Minute Tales short stories competition in 2020 with her story, ‘The Christmas Crocodile’!

Speaking about Holly, the Chair said:

“I initially met Holly and her grandmother Bridie in Irvinestown Library during my Erne North area (DEA) visit when she was in to borrow more books to read.

Holly was staying with her grandparents who live in the District and I was so impressed by her achievement and love of reading that I invited her to join me for tea when she was visiting again.

Reading is important for the development of young children and our local libraries are a valuable resource providing access to a wide range of books and services.

I would encourage people to make use of their local library as they provide a wide variety of services and it is vital that we retain these vital services in our District”.

Holly’s younger sister Amy, aged 6, also took part in the reading challenge and read 12 books during the Summer.

The Council Chair, Councillor McElduff, implemented the Tea With the Chair initiative at the outset of his term to meet with people who make a positive contribution to their community and the wider District and those who are actively promoting health and wellbeing initiatives for the benefit of our residents.