Youngsters in Ely commended for reading more than 1,600 books in summer challenge
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More than 1,600 books were read by children in Ely taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge.
The bookworms, who were tasked to read throughout their school holidays, were handed their medals and certificates this week.
The Summer Reading Challenge takes places nationally every year and children can sign up at their local library.
This year's theme was 'Space Chase' where children taking part in the challenge could join the super space family, The Rockets, to track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens.
There was also a special collector's card for children under three to join in with older brothers and sisters and collect their own gold medal sticker at the end.
Each child could sign up at their local library then read six library books of their choice.
Mayor Mike Rouse joined the youngsters at Ely Library for the presentations.
- 1 Two food businesses closed after cockroach infestations found
- 2 Petition launched to save village pub
- 3 Pub company comes out fighting to keep controversial cuppa sign
- 4 Police ‘increasingly concerned’ for woman missing since Wednesday
- 5 Teenage moped rider seriously injured in crash
- 6 Murder trial jury told mother said she could not have children
- 7 College pupils bring School of Rock to life on stage
- 8 Man suffers injuries after A142 morning crash
- 9 Father accused of baby daughter's murder gave her squash, court told
- 10 Zip-shaped mark on Rikki's body came from his anorak – the one used to strangle him, court told
The challenge helps get three quarters of a million children across the country into libraries each year.