July 5, 2015
Burnham-On-Sea Library launches summer reading challenge

Burnham-On-Sea Library will be taking part in a countywide Summer Reading Challenge to encourage young readers to get into books over the holiday season.

The 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.

Children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge will be asked to read six books and collect stickers, some of which are specially scented!

Those 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 child’s age.

Cllr David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for Libraries, said: "I am delighted that we can participate in this national challenge to encourage children to keep reading."

"It provides us with a great opportunity to work with schools and families to encourage children’s reading habits."

"Last summer over 7,000 children in Somerset visited libraries to join in with the challenge and we hope to break that record this year."

The 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 online here.


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