and Highbridge libraries launch summer reading challenge
children are being invited to join an 'Animal Agents' themed reading
challenge at Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge libraries.
can sign up for the libraries' Summer Reading Challenge 2017, which
asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books during
the summer holidays, a time when childrens literacy skills
years theme is Animal Agents, based on a detective agency
staffed by all kinds of clever animals furry, scaly and slippery
who are out to crack a case at the library with a little
help from their friends.
Ross, the UKs best-selling childrens illustrator (creator
of the Little Princess books, illustrator of the Horrid Henry series
by Francesca Simon, and of books by David Walliams and Claire Balding),
has created this years exclusive artwork.
take part in Animal Agents, all children need to do is to head to
their local library where they will be given a collector folder
to keep a record of their reading journey.
children read at least six library books over the summer, they collect
stickers which will help them crack the clues and help the Animal
Agents find out what's really been going on behind the scenes!
Agents launched in the two local libraries on 15th July and runs
until 9th September 2017.
a whole programme of events and activities planned at Somerset libraries
for families over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge.
Just contact your local library or go to www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries
to find out how to take part.
like to make this the best year ever and increase the number of
children signing up and completing this years amazing Animal
Agents Reading Challenge," said Nathan Crook, Library Supervisor
at Burnham, Cheddar & Highbridge Libraries.
Wilkinson, CEO of The Reading Agency, added: "At The Reading
Agency, we believe that everything changes when we read and we know
from our research how much fun families and children have when taking
part in the Challenge."
year we hope the wonderful characters created for us by Tony Ross
will inspire more children than ever to take part and make use of
their local library throughout the summer and beyond."
Reading Agency is the leading national charity inspiring people
of all ages and backgrounds to read for pleasure and wellbeing.
Working with partners such as the public library service, our aim
is to make reading accessible to everyone. The Reading Agency is
funded by the Arts Council.
Reading Agency runs the annual Summer Reading Challenge in partnership
with the Society of Chief Librarians. This national reading for
pleasure programme is now in its 19th year.
year over three quarters of a million children across the UK took
part by borrowing, reading and talking about their favourite books.