Ten local children were entertained at a mythical monster mask-making event at Selkirk library as part of the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge initiative.
Run by charity The Reading Agency, in partnership with library services and Tesco Bank, the challenge involved children joining the library and reading six books during the summer holidays.
Each year the challenge is based around a new theme to inject fun and creativity, motivating children to read for pleasure. This year’s theme – “Mythical Maze” – illustrated by award-winning artist Sarah McIntyre, invited youngsters to discover more about myths and legends from all over the world.
During Tesco Bank’s four-year support of the programme in Scotland, the number of children participating has continued to rise, with more than 40,000 completing the challenge last year.
Library supervisor Morag Cockburn said: “Each year the challenge enables children to build on their reading skills and develop a love of books and libraries.”
Certificates and medals will be presented to children who completed the challenge in the library on September 10 at 4.15pm.