Children have an eye for a story

AN EYE FOR A STORY: Youngsters who completed the summer reading challenge at Glemsford Library.
AN EYE FOR A STORY: Youngsters who completed the summer reading challenge at Glemsford Library.

MORE than 20 children who were captivated by books during the summer holidays have been rewarded for their reading prowess.

A total of 25 young readers, aged between four and 11, completed this year’s Reading Challenge at Glemsford Library.

The aim of the scheme is to get children to read six books over the school break.

On Thursday, all those who had taken on the task were presented with certificates and medals by Babergh district councillor Richard Kemp.

Sarah Quelch, whose two daughters attended the awards presentation, said the challenge had proved useful.

“It is a really good idea, as it encouraged their reading over the summer and the girls loved reading each book,” she said.

Library manager Sue Tolley, assisted by June Brown and Gwen Rayner, kept track of all the readers’ progress over the six weeks.