A young bookworm has proved her age was no barrier in a reading challenge.

Seven-year-old Bella McAllister from Bovington won a book token following a summer challenge at Wool Library.

The Reading Agency’s National Summer Reading Challenge is always actively promoted by Wool Community Library, where children are challenged to read a minimum of six books during the school summer holidays.

Those who completed the challenge receive a medallion and certificate to mark their achievement

For their fifth year of running the challenge, the Friends of Wool Community Library (FOWL) hosted an additional afternoon session on Wednesdays in August where younger children and parents enjoyed stories and activities.

The activities were provided by the FOWL’s children volunteer team. Not only that, they put up a special book token prize for one lucky challenge entrant who worked especially hard.

Chairman of FOWL Sue Kerr drew the winning name from a list of 60 entrants.

The lucky winner was Bella who received her prize from FOWL trustee and former chairman, David Smith and Waterstones representative Theresa Manners.

Bella was presented with her prize at Waterstones in Dorchester.

David said “We always look to encourage young readers in the excitement and enjoyment of reading, keeping their minds and imagination active during the break from formal schooling. Bookworm Bella from Bovington is an excellent role model, a true busy bee but in our eyes an A* reader.”

Bella’s choice of book for her token? was Billionaire Boy by David Walliams and The Racehorse who wouldn’t Gallop by Clare Balding.