A LIBRARY took part in an attempt to break a world record.
Macclesfield Library joined with other libraries across the UK hoping to break the Guinness World record for most pledges received for a reading campaign.
On the day of the challenge, Saturday, July 11, 174 people made their pledges at Macclesfield library, out of a total of 1,658 pledges across Cheshire East.
Sadly the bid fell short of the 100,000 pledges required, receiving only 80,000.
Nevertheless Macclesfield librarian Katherine Yates said it was a fantastic achievement.
She said: “We may not have broken the record but we did succeed in drawing more children into the library. It is really important that children read for pleasure.”
By signing up to the scheme children agree to visit the library at least four times over the summer and read at least six books.
There is an awards ceremony at the end of the summer where children receive small prizes.
Children can still sign up to the library scheme, which is running until September 5.
SIX people have been arrested in a crackdown on car crime.
Four men were arrested in Poynton and two in Macclesfield after a spike in thefts from vehicles in the towns.
Inspector Catherine Mitchell hailed the arrests as a ‘good result’ but urged motorists to be vigilant.
She said do not leave personal items in a parked cars, never leave anything on display in the vehicle; close all windows and ensure that the car has been locked.
●● Councillor Laura Jeuda was lead witness for the record attempt