Challenge returns to tempt bookworms
A READING challenge that encourages children to read over the summer has returned for another year.
The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read at least six books over the holidays and visit the library at least four times.
It’s organised by Cheshire East and will run from now until September 9. Kids aged between four and 11 can collect special rewards each time they finish a book, and everyone who completes the challenge will receive a medal and a certificate.
This year’s theme is Animal Agents, illustrated by Tony Ross, who is the illustrator of the Horrid Henry books.
Coun Peter Groves, cabinet member for libraries at Cheshire East Council, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a great initiative and one which captures children’s imaginations and helps them to discover a love of reading.
“We’re really pleased to be able to support it once more and hope it will inspire even more youngsters to visit our libraries and access the fantastic facilities on offer.”
For a full list of activities taking place over the summer, enquire at a library or go to summerreading challenge.org.uk.