Working with Illustrator Howard Molloy, the accompanying graphics for the campaign were based around places that we go to to fully immerse ourselves in a good book.
As part of the project, Mearns & Gill supplied 350 posters to be displayed in libraries and schools across Aberdeenshire, as well as 8,500 bookmarks to be supplied to every child taking part in the Challenge. These bookmarks also help the children keep track of what they have read, collecting one sticker for each book and receiving a prize after reading six or more.
This was my first year leading and co-ordinating the Summer Reading Challenge for Aberdeenshire Libraries from start to finish. I found the process of working with Mearns & Gill to be a straight-forward and enjoyable one. The team at Mearns & Gill were very efficient and produced high quality work for the Challenge. This contributed to the continued success of this initiative.Jane Brebner, Young People Services Librarian, Aberdeenshire Libraries
The 2016 challenge saw a 5% increase in participants with 7,566 children entering. A total of 45,396 books were read during the challenge - a fantastic accomplishment for all schools taking part.
For more information on the Reading Challenge, visit www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/young/summer-reading-challenge