Pupil Library Assistant of the Year!

18 Mar 2017


Pupil Librarian of the Year

Congratulations to 16-year-old Victoria Langford from Liverpool, Pupil Library Assistant of the Year 2017!

She was one of five incredible young librarians in training nominated for the prestigious award. Each was assigned a children’s author to be their champion, celebrating their achievements on stage.

I was Vicky’s champion, so I was extra-delighted when she won the award!

All the nominees received amazing prizes – engraved glass books, t-shirts, prints, signed books (there were LOADS of great children’s authors present), certificates… I was envious!

I used to work in my school library. After I went to university, the school librarian helped me out by ordering some of the course books I needed when I couldn’t afford them myself. I was so grateful. Afterwards, I returned them to the library shelves and helped out there to say thank you.

Where would we be without school libraries? Do remember to use yours… Get involved, find out more, and maybe you could be nominated for this award too!

  • What a wonderful award! Libraries, both at school and elsewhere, are brilliant and important places. Well done Vicky!

  • Thanks so much Steve, you were amazing! I would have been a nervous wreck if you hadn’t have kept talking to me.

    I have no idea where I’m going to put all of the new books- but Strike Lightning will definitely have pride of place on my bookcase! 🙂

  • Wow, that award is really cool! Congratulations to Victoria. All of it sort of reminds me of when I went to work experience at my local library, I must say wasn’t what I was expecting but I certainly had a good time.

  • Dear Steve,
    I’m a 13-year-old boy from Germany and chose your book “Young Bond- Shoot to kill” for a presentation at school. Do you maybe have any extra information about you and/or the book with which I can impress my teacher? I would be very happy if you answer me.
    Best regardes
    Sinan (your great fan)

    • Sorry to miss this request, Sinan! Your question got lost in cyberspace. I hope your presentation went well. Best wishes, Steve


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