A LUCKY bookworm has bagged a stack of books after winning a the advent calendar competition run by St Helens libraries.

Daniel Woods from Rainhill was selected at random to win 24 books made up of novels, children’s picture books, autobiographies and audio books – all donated by the publishers, authors and digital service, Borrowbox - as part of a competition throughout December.

The competition suggested a book a day via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and entrants had to like, share or comment on the calendar each day to be in with a chance of winning all of the books, which included the international number one best seller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, and Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to British Birds.

Daniel, who was not previously a library member, was invited down to Peter Street Library this week where he collected his books – some of which are signed by the authors – and ended up signing up to the service on the back of it.

St Helens Council’s cabinet member for community based and focused services, Cllr Anthony Burns, said: “Congratulations to Daniel on winning this competition which I’m glad to hear resulted in the library service gaining a new member, which is a perfect win-win scenario for all involved.

“This competition has once again allowed us to bring the wide range of fascinating books we have on offer in our libraries to the attention of the public, and they should certainly keep Daniel going for a while.”

All the books featured on the advent calendar, are also available to borrow from St Helens Libraries, either by calling in to your nearest library or placing a request using the online catalogue at sthelens.gov.uk/librarycatalogue.

Customers can collect their requests from their nearest library when they are available.