Library launches summer reading challenge
Library will be taking part in a countywide Summer Reading Challenge
to encourage young readers to get into books over the holiday
challenge runs from Saturday 11th July and will encourage youngsters
to read about the astonishing real-life achievements and records
featured in the Guinness World Records Books.
taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge will be asked to read
six books and collect stickers, some of which are specially scented!
who complete the challenge will receive a certificate, a unique
Reading Challenge Medal, and entry into a prize draw to win several
prizes, which include the chance to win books equal in the number
to the winning childs age.
David Hall, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member with
responsibility for Libraries, said: "I am delighted that
we can participate in this national challenge to encourage children
to keep reading."
provides us with a great opportunity to work with schools and
families to encourage childrens reading habits."
summer over 7,000 children in Somerset visited libraries to join
in with the challenge and we hope to break that record this year."
challenge, which is free to join by calling in at Burnham-On-Sea
Library in Princess Street, runs from 11th July to 12th September.
More details are available