Writer Adele Parks visits Harlesden Library

Author encourages residents to bury their heads in a book

Brent residents have been encouraged to bury their heads in the books by a best selling author who made a special visit to the borough.

Adele Parks, whose books include About Last Night, Men I’ve Loved Before and Love Lies attended Harlesden Library Plus in Craven Park Road, Harlesden yesterday (Wednesday).

The author is the 2012 ambassador for the Six Book Challenge campaign.

Launched in 2008, the annual challenge offers various incentives encouraging people who are not confident in their ability to read six books while keeping a reading diary.

In addition, on completing the course, successful readers will also receive a certificate and the chance to enter a national prize draw.

The Six Book Challenge is a joint initiative between the Reading Agency and Brent Libraries.

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Ms Parks will welcome new readers from Brent Adult Community and Education Services as they embark on the challenge.

Cllr James Powney, lead member for environment and neighbourhoods, said they were ‘thrilled’ to welcome the author to the borough.

He said: “This is the fourth challenge we’ve run in the borough, previous years have been really well attended and I’m sure this year will be even more successful.”

Brent was chosen to launch the campaign after the excellent results the library service has achieved in increasing adult reading skills throughout the borough.