YOUNG bookworms have picked up prizes after enjoying a summer of reading.
A record-breaking number of children took part in Northumberland’s Summer Reading Challenge this year to read at least six books during the school holidays.
The scheme, co-ordinated by the Reading Agency, was taken up by 3,657 youngsters aged four to 11, and included games and crafts in libraries.
All of those completing the challenge received a medal and certificate, including several pupils from Grange View First School in Widdrington Station.
County council Policy Board Member for Culture Val Tyler said: “I’d like to congratulate every single child who took part.”