Every year, thousands of families all over the country take part in the UK’s biggest reading event for children in libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge, run by the national charity The Reading Agency.
The aim of the Challenge is to get children to read any six books of their choice from their library during the summer holidays. Every year there is a different theme. The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 is called Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved iconic children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary.
The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at children aged four to eleven, and encourages them to keep up their reading skills and confidence over the long summer break. It is run in almost all libraries in the UK and it is completely free.
To sign up, go to your local library during the summer holidays – the sooner you go the longer your child will have to read six books. Library staff will register your child for the Challenge and give them some fun materials to get them started. Once your child has completed six books, they will receive a certificate and a medal for participating.
Please encourage your children to visit the library, sign up, and see the difference the Summer Reading Challenge makes to their reading.
For more information, please visit https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
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