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Summer Reading Challenge winners revealed

Cumbria County Council’s Library Service runs a Summer Reading Challenge across the county every year for young people. This year’s campaign – Mischief Makers – encouraged participating children to read six books over the summer holiday period, with an additional competition to see which schools could record the highest number of pupils completing the challenge.

The results are in! Shap Church of England Primary School pupils are the winners of the large school (over 50 pupils) prize, and the children from Temple Sowerby Primary School are winners of the smaller school category (under 50 pupils). Each school will receive £250 worth of new Summer Reading Challenge books.

Councillor Deborah Earl

Cllr Deborah Earl, Cabinet Member for Community Services, will present the prizes – to Shap Church of England Primary School on Tuesday 27 November at 2pm at Shap Library; and to Temple Sowerby Primary School on Wednesday 28 November at 10am in the school hall.

Cllr Earl said: “Each year the Summer Reading Challenge sees hundreds of children across Cumbria reading dozens of different books, stimulating their imagination and developing their learning during the holiday period. This is a fantastic way to engage children with reading and I’m really looking forward to the presentation events to hear from the children all about the stories they have been enjoying!”

For more information on Cumbria Libraries, contact 01228 606060 or visit

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