Congratulations to all of the children who have already completed Darlington Libraries Summer Reading Challenge.

Pictured here is James Murray (aged 9) and Eleanor Murray (aged 5) with book illustrator Liz Million and Library staff, Suzy Hill and Laura Pattison.

James and Eleanor both finished the challenge today to earn their certificate, last set of stickers and entry in to a Roarsome Soft Play Party. Their names will also be entered in to the draw to win a class disco at their school.

There is still four weeks left to do the reading challenge which is free for all 4-11 year olds. Plus lots of other events to keep young minds and hands busy call 01325 349610/461320 for details or visit

Just visit Crown Street or Cockerton Library and borrow books to start.