Release Date: 05/07/2012
Take part in Summer Reading Challenge
Youngsters across the borough are being encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and join Professor Cortex and his gang for a literary adventure in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.
As part of the national challenge, children who take part will have the chance to read six or more books from their local libraries during the holidays, collecting rewards and uncovering stories along the way. This year’s theme features Story Lab, an interactive tale where children can help the Professor and his gang discover stories and complete challenges along the way. Eager borrowers who finish will have a medal and certificate to show their success.
Nationally over 780,000 children will be taking part in the challenge, starting on 14th July, which aims to get youngsters reading during their summer holidays.
Councillor Christine Percival, Strategic Cabinet Member for Education, Youth and Children’s Services said: “This is an excellent way to get children reading in the summer holidays. Children are spoilt for choice with the excellent books on offer. After completing the challenge they’ll get a certificate but the real reward will be a summer of adventure and learning. I encourage all our young residents to get involved, it’s free and available now at your local library.”
For more information visit the library pages.
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