Story of success for big summer readers

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Sudbury Library was packed as children turned out to collect their prizes for completing a summer reading challenge.

Based on the theme of a mystical maze, the challenge took place across Suffolk, with youngsters given the task of reading six books.

A total of 178 children completed the challenge in Sudbury and prizes were given out by councillors Colin Spence and Sudbury mayor Robert Spivey.

Rachel Taylor, the Sunday officer for Sudbury Library, said: “The event was well attended with nearly 100 children and parents.

“Thanks were given to Suffolk County Council for supporting the event and to the many parents and carers who helped the children complete the challenge. Well done to all the children who took part; it was a fantastic achievement.”

At Glemsford Library, the challenge was completed by 25 young readers who attended a presentation at Glemsford Village Hall, with certificates presented by councillors Richard Kemp and Michael Brown.

Presentations also took place at Hadleigh, Lavenham and Great Cornard libraries.

James Powell, from Suffolk Libraries, said: “It’s been one of the most successful years, with more than 7,500 children signing up to take part and thousands of books being read.”