A READING challenge will get children in Ellesmere Port reading at least six library books during the summer holiday.

Ellesmere Port library will take part in the National Summer Reading Challenge, co-ordinated by The Reading Agency to create a buzz around reading.

It’s a fun and free way to keep children reading throughout the break.

This year the challenge is entitled ‘Story Lab’ and will run from until September in all libraries in Cheshire.

Readers aged four-11 can sign up for free at Ellesmere Port Library, where there will be free drop-in craft sessions from 11am-noon on Saturday, July 28; Saturday, August 4; Saturday, August 11; and Saturday, August 18.

There is a puzzle trail in Whitby Park on Wednesday, August 8, from 11am to midday, which is free with no need to book.

A Mad Science Workshop takes place in the library on Tuesday, August 28, from 10-11.30am (suitable for ages seven+). It is free but booking is essential.

Children should be accompanied by adults to all events.

For further information, call the library on 0151 337 4685.