Read all about it! Children’s efforts are rewarded

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Young readers in Brighouse were treated to a celebration event in recognition of their summer achievements.

Nearly 500 children attended Brighouse Civic Hall to receive rewards for completing Calderdale Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge.

Over 1,200 children completed the task of reading six library books over the summer holidays, joining the challenge in one of 22 libraries across the borough.

Children were rewarded along the way with smelly stickers and fun fact sheets. If they read all six books they won a prize and certificate.

All those children who completed the challenge and read six library books were invited by the Discover Libraries team to Monday’s event, which featured children’s author and poet Conrad Burdekin, who read some of his work and signed books.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Coun Steve Sweeney, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is always popular, but it’s so impressive that over 1,200 children managed to read six books over the school summer holidays. It’s a great achievement and we clearly have plenty of young book worms in Calderdale.”