Wild World Heroes rewarded after completing Summer Reading Challenge

Wild World Heroes rewarded after completing Summer Reading Challenge

Young bookworms across the borough have been rewarded for taking part in the UK’s biggest reading for pleasure programme over the summer.

Children aged 4-11 were tasked with reading six books over the summer break as part of the Reading Agency’s ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ – with 767 out of 1149 participants going onto complete the challenge.

During this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, St Helens Library Service hosted a series of fun and creative crafts sessions in libraries across the borough, tied in with the nature theme ‘Wild World Heroes’ which looks at making a difference to the environment – a key priory of the council.

Speaking at an awards ceremony at St Helens Library – which saw the Mayor of St Helens Borough, Councillor Sue Murphy, present medals and certificates – Councillor Anthony Burns, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Culture and Heritage, said:

“The annual Summer Reading Challenge is such a massive occasion on the library service’s calendar which has seen many thousands of children participate over the years.

“Despite the challenging past 18-months, this is a wonderful testament to St Helens children’s love of book reading which should be encouraged from an early age, for it can only have positive effects on a young person’s development.”

To find out what other exciting events are planned in libraries over the coming months, visit www.sthelens.gov.uk/libraries

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