SOUTH Craven Community Library has been rewarded for helping to ensure the success of a children’s reading initiative.

The library, at Cross Hills, was among ten in North Yorkshire recognised for their role in the summer reading challenge.

Certificates were presented by county council chairman, Jim Clark, at the libraries service annual volunteer conference.

Figures show that 11,161 children across North Yorkshire took part in the 2019 challenge, an increase of 14 per cent on the previous year.

As part of the venture, youngsters are encouraged to read six library books over the summer holidays, earning rewards along the way.

County Cllr Greg White, executive member for libraries, said: “Libraries staff and volunteers all worked hard to ensure the success of this year’s challenge.”