Libraries Week, which runs from October 3 to 9, is an annual celebration of the best that libraries have to offer, and this year aims to showcase how libraries are inspiring learning for all and helping individuals to unlock and fulfil their potential at every stage of life.
Delivered in partnership with the Reading Agency, the reading befriending programme brings people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun.
The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant claimed top prize at a celebration event attended by nearly 200 school children.
Local children’s author Ed Boxall hosted the event which was held at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne last month.
East Sussex libraries are calling on children aged four to 12 to read six books over the summer months as part of The Reading Agency’s Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge 2022.