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Staff at Bradfield Dungworth School and volunteers from Stannington Library organised a celebration of the success achieved by children at the school in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Headteacher Helen Adams invited library volunteers into the school to present medals and certificates during a school assembly. Also acknowledged at the event was nine-year-old Mahli Sutton whose story, A Better Place, won second prize in Stannington Library’s recent Magic Words young people’s writing competition.

STAND (Stannington & District Library Group) was formed in 2013 after two public meetings that explored the issues raised by Sheffield City Council’s announced withdrawal of formal support for Stannington Library. Since then, the group has been formalised, a committee was formed and teams of volunteers were recruited