Books open up world of fun

Presentation for children who have completed the mythical maze summer reading challenge, which involved having to read at least six books over the school summer holidays. The presentation was held at South Elmsall library on Barnsley Road, South Elmsall.'h305a437

Presentation for children who have completed the mythical maze summer reading challenge, which involved having to read at least six books over the school summer holidays. The presentation was held at South Elmsall library on Barnsley Road, South Elmsall.'h305a437

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Youngsters who took part in a mythical-themed summer reading scheme were awarded with certificates at a special presentation last week.

The children all took on the Mythical Maze challenge to read six books over the summer holidays. The scheme, at libraries across the district, saw youngsters collect stickers for every book they finished.

The stickers were then placed on a map, which revealed a series of mythical creatures.

The children who successfully completed the challenge at South Elmsall Library were presented with a medal and a certificate of achievement.

Coun Les Shaw, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for culture, media and sport, said: “Children love a challenge and this summer saw all kinds of mythical creatures appearing on posters across the district.

We want reading to become a life-long habit and reading for pleasure is a key factor in cementing this, as well as helping to increase children’s reading confidence.”

Children also enjoyed different craft sessions where they made their own yetis, unicorns and Loch Ness monsters as part of the reading challenge while storyteller Susanna Meese visited the library to act out her Telling Tales book.

The challenge was organised by The Reading Agency in association with Wakefield Council’s libraries service.