Hundreds of young people were rewarded for their reading efforts after completing the borough’s Summer Reading Challenge.
Those who took part were presented with medals and certificates for reading at least six books over the holidays, at special celebration events held at Stockbridge Village and Halewood Library.
The young people who completed the challenge were presented with a certificate and medal, with special prizes given to the lucky winners of a prize draw.
Now in its 13th year, the Summer Reading Challenge is run by Knowsley Library Service in partnership with The Reading Agency, and encourages children to continue reading over holidays and to develop a love of books.
There were a variety of incentives to encourage young people throughout the challenge, which ran from July to September, including bookmarks, door hangers, wristbands and keyrings.
“The Summer Reading Challenge is always popular and this year we have seen more young people than ever taking part.
“It was fantastic to see so many children and their parents attend the celebratory events, and to be rewarded for their efforts.”
Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Community and Culture, said,
“It’s great to see hundreds of young people taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. I’m sure those who took part have strengthened their reading skills and developed a love for reading.”
As well as keeping young people busy reading, Knowsley’s seven libraries also held a range of activities for children of all ages throughout the summer. This included story-telling sessions, craft activities, board games to Xbox sessions.
Pictured is Amy Grogan, 11, from Halewood Centre for Learning, is rewarded for her reading efforts over the summer holidays