Nearly 1500 children from across the County have so far completed the Challenge of reading at least six books from their local library. There are still a few more days to go for children who are taking part, to complete the Challenge. The final date for completing is 12 September, so to ensure children are rewarded with a ‘gold’ medal and certificate visit your library this week.
The Summer Reading Challenge is run by the charity The Reading Agency. Every year there’s a different theme. This year’s theme was ‘Record Breakers’ and the aim of the challenge is to get children to sign up at their local library and read six books during the summer holidays. The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at children 4 – 11 years.
Lots of activities have taken place in libraries over the summer. Craft events included the opportunity to make and fly a record breaking paper aeroplane! There was also author and artist workshops, as part of the popular ‘Spellbound’ programme.
Children who have completed the challenge will be invited to a special presentation in September and they will get a ‘gold’ medal and a special certificate in September.
All children who complete the challenge will also be entered into a prize draw.
The first prize is a bike. There will also be 4 additional prizes of 4 Active Northumberland family swimming passes. The passes are valid for 1 month and will give access for up to 2 adults and 3 children to any of our 10 pools across the county.
There will also be a school prize and that is a storytelling session from Don White – Storyteller with the School Library Service .
Visit the Summer Reading Challenge website for more information.
- By: My Library
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