Children across Bolton were invited to take part in a huge book treasure hunt last week - and some of the excited winners have been revealed.

Author Lenny Henry took over Greater Manchester last week for the Festival of Libraries - and Bolton library said it was a huge success.

From Monday, May 16 until Sunday May 22, Bolton Library hid Lenny Henry's new book 'The Boy With Wings' across the borough for a chance to meet Lenny in June and hear all about the book.

Some of the lucky winners of the book hunt included Alice, Theo, Oscar and Otis, who were all thrilled to have found the books in their areas.

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According to Bolton Library, the book hunt was a success and they think its vital that children have access to these services.

A spokesperson for Bolton Libraries and Museum Service said: "The book hunt was very successful, with a fantastic response on social media which resulted in hundreds of families’ searching high and low across Bolton’s for books.

"The children who found the books were thrilled and excited to read them and share with family members.

"It is vital that children have access to activities such as the book hunt to get excited about books and reading.

"Reading benefits your mental health, social mobility and social engagement and our aim is to make Bolton a town of readers.

"This was a fantastic opportunity to bring the magic of books and reading to people across Bolton and for Bolton's children to receive a book is always exciting and beneficial.

'Look for a Book’ of is one of the highlights of Manchester’s Festival of Libraries full live programme of 80 events, running from Wednesday May 15 to Sunday June 19.

Book treasure hunt across Bolton for the Festival of Literature

Led by ambassador Lemn Sissay OBE, and delivered by UNESCO Manchester City of Literature, the festival showcases the library network’s full offer, for people from all backgrounds and demographics, with events taking in wellbeing, culture, and creativity, digital and information, and reading.

Bolton is running several events as part of the festival, including a talk with Jay Blades from the Repair shop on June 19 and performance by singers, artists and DJs Vera Tymchyshyn and Geli Berg on June 17 plus stories and crafts on June 18. 

The spokesperson for Bolton Libraries and Museum Service said: "The festival is about celebrating libraries across Greater Manchester and promoting what we have to offer for the people of Bolton."