ELLESMERE library has gone out of this world for their most recent reading challenge.

Every year summer libraries around the country hold their reading challenge, with this year having the theme of space, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

As well as the reading challenge, Ellesmere Library went the extra mile, encouraging children to make their own space stations out of recyclable junk, to potentially win a family ticket to Jodrell Bank.

Library assistant Sally Poynton was joined by mayor of Ellesmere Paul Goulbourne to take part in the draw, with young Isaac Stinton being the winner.

"This year space was the theme to coincide with the moon landings," said Sally.

"We wanted to do something a bit bigger though, so we had three challenges.

"As well as the reading we had art workshops and the thrid challenge was to make a space station.

"Part of the challenge was to use rubbish and recycling from home, so they're all made of things of no value.

"Earlier this year we put up a hanging display system and this is our first exhibition."