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Children from around Wrexham who took part in the StoryLab Summer Reading Challenge over the holidays were presented with certificates to celebrate their achievements last week. The scheme, which is run in 97% of the UK’s public libraries, was well-received across the county.

To take part in the challenge, students had to visit a participating library at least three times in the summer holiday and take out and read two books appropriate for their age each time. Every time they visited the library and took out two books, they were presented with a sticker and a small prize, while they were also given a medallion when they completed the challenge.

Parents at Ruabon Library on Friday were full of praise for the staff working there. Michelle Wynne told Wrexham.com that her children Billy and Shannon had “really enjoyed the reading challenge, and looked forward to every each stage,” while Billy himself said quite simply “I loved it!” Maureen Evans, a librarian at Ruabon Library, was really pleased that the scheme had been so well-attended.

Any children who took part in the challenge but were unable to collect their certificates last Friday should receive them through their schools in the near future.